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Indo Defence 2016: Basarnas embraces unmanned technology

2nd November 2016 - 10:25 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Jakarta


Indonesia’s Basarnas national SAR agency is seeing its investment in unmanned technologies pay off, with the new systems now proving themselves on operations.

The outfit, which also operates a fleet of AW139 and Dauphin SAR helicopters, has recently embraced the unmanned concept, inducting four UAVs and ten ROVs over the past 24 months, according to Basarnas representatives.

On the airborne front, the organisation has introduced the SDO 50V2 UAV from SwissDrone Operating, with four platforms now operated by six Basarnas pilots.

With an intermeshing rotor system, the SDO 50V2 has a maximum take-off weight of 85kg and can carry

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