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In China, began flight tests of a carrier-based drone of a helicopter type

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In China, began flight tests of a carrier-based drone of a helicopter type

The PLA naval forces may soon receive a helicopter-type deck drone. According to the Global Times, citing the press service of the Chinese state aviation AVIC Corporation, the corporation specialists have begun flight tests of the AR-500B unmanned helicopter.


AVIC has developed a deck-mounted version of the helicopter-type drone designed to equip small ships of the PLA Navy, including patrol boats and corvettes. It is noted that this is the first device of this class developed in China.

Flight tests of the unmanned helicopter began at the end of November, but they reported about them already in December. During the first flight, the drone performed takeoff, hovering, several maneuvers and landing. The total time spent in the air was half an hour, the tests were recognized as successful.

The declared maximum take-off weight of the AR-500B is 500 kg, the payload is 70 kg. The range of the communication channel is 100 km, the duration of being in the air is up to 4 hours. The maximum speed is 140 km / h, the height is 4 thousand meters.

The drone is intended for reconnaissance, search and tracking of targets, target designation, assessment of damage inflicted on the enemy by means of destruction and relaying radio signals.


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  1. Mitroha
    Mitroha 7 December 2020 13: 14
    +1
    The load is too small, and so nice machine
  2. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 7 December 2020 13: 16
    +1
    this is the first device of this class developed in China.
    And didn't they lick it off?
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 7 December 2020 13: 23
      0
      And didn't they lick it off?
      ... Everything has already been stolen before us ... (c)
      I don't know where to look now, but it seems like three or four years ago ours tested such a device. Even on some ships. I don't know how it ended.
      1. Smirnoff
        Smirnoff 7 December 2020 13: 42
        +17
        Quote: NDR-791
        I don't know where to look now, but it seems like three or four years ago ours tested such a device

        You probably talk about "Horizon C-100"
        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 7 December 2020 13: 45
          0
          I really don’t know, I remembered some snippet of the program on TV. Similarly, our device and on some kind of frigate, or corvette was tested. So it is very similar both in parameters and in appearance.
      2. donavi49
        donavi49 7 December 2020 13: 45
        +2
        We have tested it for a long time, even on all ships they make the possibility of basing. Emphasis on sanctions, because the S-100 is a licensed Austrian helicopter that has stalled under sanctions.



        There is also a BPV-500 - but it has been stuck in the position of an exhibition model for 4 years.

        1. NDR-791
          NDR-791 7 December 2020 13: 50
          +5
          Emphasis on sanctions, because the S-100 is a licensed Austrian helicopter that has stalled under sanctions.
          Heh, one does not recognize our Crimea, so we need to make a free zone there, including from patent law. There is a license, gut and make your own. China is allowed, but we can't? Figurines !!! There must be some benefit from the sanctions !!!
      3. K-612-O
        K-612-O 7 December 2020 14: 24
        0
        So far, nothing, the military load is not enough, despite the fact that the B-500 had a load of 90 kg
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 7 December 2020 13: 27
      0
      Well, they do this family. For ground passengers, the C version flies.


      There is also a version for all contractors and companies. Well, there lidar to carry, meteo, mail to the Himalayas and Gobi to deliver, etc.


      By the way, the naval version looks more like it.


      And here And for peaceful use
    3. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 7 December 2020 13: 59
      +2

      Americans have these:
      Fire Scout:


      And more. Black Hawk drone

  3. rocket757
    rocket757 7 December 2020 13: 28
    0
    The drone is intended for reconnaissance, search and tracking of targets, target designation, assessment of damage inflicted on the enemy by means of destruction and relaying radio signals.

    You need such a "cow" yourself!
    But, how can one not remember who did not have time, he may greatly regret that.
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  6. APASUS
    APASUS 7 December 2020 13: 49
    0
    The payload mass is not impressive, but I think the fleet is full of work for such machines. When will we start equipping our ships with such?
    1. Rubi0
      Rubi0 7 December 2020 14: 58
      -1
      Corvettes 20380 with an Orlan-10 drone are included, not a helicopter type, but still.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 7 December 2020 15: 19
        0
        Quote: Rubi0
        Corvettes 20380 with an Orlan-10 drone are included, not a helicopter type, but still.

        How do they get back to the ship?
        1. Rubi0
          Rubi0 7 December 2020 16: 09
          -1
          Aft a special beacon system and network. On the TV channel, the star had a report with a detailed analysis
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  8. sqweluui
    sqweluui 7 December 2020 14: 24
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Americans have these:
    Fire Scout:


    And more. Black Hawk drone

    And also such-K-MAX
  9. Sahalinets
    Sahalinets 7 December 2020 14: 27
    0
    For the border guards, that's it.
    1. Runway
      Runway 7 December 2020 14: 55
      0
      On Juan, he (flying-blah) on GG? The mania for the VO is some kind of counter-partisan fishing boat “for the border guards, it’s just that”, a certain UAV in the aircraft / helicopter version “for the border guards, it’s just that”, an ubrone gun for the border guards.