China Flight Tests Unmanned Helicopter

China has successfully flight tested an indigenous unmanned helicopter, the V750, from the flight test centre of Weifang Tianxiang Aerospace Industry Co, China.

Xinhua News Agency reported that the medium-sized unmanned helicopter has a take-off weight of 757kg and performed a few manoeuvres before landing.

The helicopter, with a load capacity of over 80kg, is capable of flying at a maximum speed of 161km/h and can also be controlled by humans within a distance of over 150km.

Weifang Tianxiang Aerospace Industry chairman Cheng Shenzong said the aircraft could be used in surveillance, search and rescue, and scientific exploration purposes.