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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited tests chopper unmanned aerial vehicle successfully

The rotary UAV or RUAV, is fuelled by a 2-stroke petrol engine, twin-blade main rotor and tail rotor, payload capability of 2.5 kg, including a live stream video camera and has a range of 8-10 km.  

Published: 04th August 2018 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2018 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

An unmanned aerial vehicle used for representational purpose only (File |AP)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Friday announced that it had carried out a successful flight demonstration of a 10-kg rotary wing (helicopter) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) recently.

The rotary UAV or RUAV, is fuelled by a 2-stroke petrol engine, twin-blade main rotor and tail rotor, payload capability of 2.5 kg, including a live stream video camera and has a range of 8-10 km.  

The demonstration is also a payoff for HAL’s efforts to engage with academia to promote self-reliance, the defence PSU said. The RUAV was developed in association with IIT-Kanpur and is the first outcome of HAL’s tie-up with institutions like IITs and IISc, Bengaluru.

The success is a testimony of the industry-academia collaboration, HAL CMD T Suvarna Raju said.  The RUAV flight lasted for about 10 minutes during which the aircraft demonstrated various manoeuvres and its hovering and low-speed flight mode. 



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