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HAL demonstrates 10kg UAV

8th August 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has successfully demonstrated the flight of a new 10kg rotary wing UAV (RUAV), the company announced on 3 August.

The flight lasted for around ten minutes and demonstrated the attitude control attitude hold mode, position control, position hold mode (autonomous hover), and low speed flight in forward, backward and sideward directions.

The video feed from onboard the helicopter was streamed live and shown on the dedicated video receiver. The status of the helicopter, its parameters and its real-time position on the map were also shown.

The RUAV is powered by a two-stroke petrol engine, twin blade main rotor and tail rotor. It has a payload capacity of 2.5kg including live stream video camera and a range of 8-10km with an endurance of one hour.

HAL’s Rotary Wing R&D Centre has partnered with Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, to begin the design and development of a RUAV for defence and para-military forces and homeland security.

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