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Chinese UAV Helicopters

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  1. Lankan Ranger

    Lankan Ranger ELITE MEMBER

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    Chinese UAV Helicopters

    Chinese companies and institutions are developing a range of helicopter unmanned air vehicles for military and civilian applications.

    Some of the UAVs and models of conceptual aircraft were on display at the Aviation Expo/China 2011 trade show in Beijing.

    One of the systems, the Sunward Tech SUV200, has a 200kg (441lb) payload capacity, and was ostensibly built for the monitoring of power lines. However, a video also showed it being used for military applications, such as firing rockets and delivering supplies to soldiers.

    Dennis Fetters, a freelance UAV designer who worked with Sunward on the project, said the SUV200 will have its first flight in three months. The aircraft has a 75hp (55kW) engine, and an endurance of up to 3h.

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    Sunward plans to sell two units and a ground control station for yuan 10 million ($1.6 million). The aircraft can carry a range of weapons and sensors, and has two small internal storage compartments.

    Other helicopter UAVs on display included the Beijing Youtaishuncheng Technology Development M28, with contra-rotating blades, and several others using a conventional helicopter layout.

    "The big advantage of helicopter UAVs is that they can deliver cargo," said Fetters.

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    The China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation also displayed an animated video of three UAV concepts. These included the WJ-600, a full-sized model of which appeared at last year's Air Show China in Zhuhai.

    In the video, the WJ-600 operates over both land and sea, attacking moving land targets and ships with missiles. It is also depicted blinding the sensors on warships with an electronic warfare capability.

    The UAV is shown as being launched with rocket assistance from a large trailer, as opposed to using a runway - the preferred method for large UAVs developed in the West.

    PICTURES: China displays UAV systems at aviation expo
     
  2. Lankan Ranger

    Lankan Ranger ELITE MEMBER

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    I like this one.......

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  3. JingDong

    JingDong FULL MEMBER

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    So, our News Reporter friend selectively misses "News From Sri Lanka"

    Anyway, congrats my Chinese friend on the Chinese UAV Helicopter models.

    Oh sorry .... didn't realize you prefer to call these as Chinese UAV Helicopter .. the "models" seem an inconvenient addition to title.