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D&S 2017: Chinese cargo UAV takes to the sky

30th October 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


A Chinese cargo-carrying UAV named the AT200, based on a commercially-available single-engine turboprop, performed a 26-minute maiden test flight in Weinan, Shaanxi Province on 26 October.

The conversion is based on a Pacific Aerospace P-750 XSTOL aircraft with its cockpit removed. Its Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engine gives the unmanned aircraft a range of 2,000km.

Able to transport 1.5t of cargo in its 10m³ cargo compartment, the AT200 can reportedly land on a 200m-long unprepared airstrip.

The Beijing-based Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the AVIC Xi’an Institute, are two organisations involved in the

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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