Next-Generation Unmanned Naval Helicopter Prototype Performs First Flight

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Airbus Helicopters has announced that it has performed the first test flights with its prototype VSR700 UAS (unmanned aerial system). The tests took place at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, and involved the unmanned helicopter performing take-offs and landings, with flight times of up to ten minutes.

The VRS700 design is derived from the two-seat Cabri G2 light manned helicopter, manufactured by Hélicoptères Guimbal. The system falls into the 500-1000 kg maximum take-off weight (MTOW) class and has been designed to provide a balance of payload capability,...

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