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HeliRussia 2017: Russian Helicopters tests its unmanned tiltrotor

31st May 2017 - 14:38 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Moscow


A new unmanned tiltrotor is undergoing vertical flight testing, with the first forward flight slated for later this year.

The vehicle, driven by four tilting electrical motors installed in pairs on the nose and tail was designed by VR- Technologies. The company is a design organisation which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Russian Helicopters.

It is being offered for a wide range of aerial applications, mainly in the civilian sector but paramilitary and military uses are also expected in the near-term. 

Russian Helicopters has commented that the tiltrotor has the ability to conduct aerial observations of various land

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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