November 24, 2017

Chinese AV500 Unmanned Attack Chopper Conducts Firing Test in Tibet

Chinese AV500W unmanned attack helicopter conducted firing tests at 4,300 meters altitude in Qinghai province on Nov 18, China Daily reported.
Three unmanned helicopters made test flights recently on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, according to Jiangxi provincial office of science, technology and industry for national defence officials Thursday.
At 4,600 meters above sea level, on Nov 9, XM20 multi-rotor drone took off and landed with a full payload.
The AV500 climbed to an altitude of 5,006 meters during tests on Oct 31, the maximum achieved by a domestically-made unmanned helicopter.
The three have applications in counter-terrorism, drug policing, border patrols, meteorology and mapping.
The aircraft were developed by a helicopter research and development institute in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, owned by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

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