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HAL successfully conducts test flight of Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

HAL Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Image by HAL)
August 08, 2018

The Hindustan Aeronautical Limited successfully conducted a test flight of Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, also known as RUAV or Helicopter Drone. The drone weighs around 10 Kg and is capable of carrying 2.5 Kg.

The drone is powered by a 2-stroke petrol engine equipped with two rotors, consisting of a main rotor and tail rotor. It is capable of live streaming video at a range of 8-10 Km. It can remain in flight for one hour.

The RUAV is still in the trial phase and will go for a series of trials with new sensors and equipment. It is still not clear when the drone will be fully capable of carrying out operational duties.