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LIMA 2017: UAVOS flies high with Apus

23rd March 2017 - 09:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi

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Making its first ever appearance in Asia while at the LIMA 2017 exhibition in Langkawi, UAVOS was promoting its Apus high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) aircraft.

Taisia Vasiukovich, PR director at UAVOs, said the Apus has a wingspan of 10.5m and weighs just 15kg. It can soar at altitudes of up to 15,000m and is intended 'for long-term monitoring at various latitudes around the globe, and can also serve as a telecommunication hub'.

Vasiukovich said the Apus has been undergoing test flights since the project kicked off in 2015.

UAVOS, headquartered in Silicon Valley in California but with production facilities ...

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