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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 in Belarus,

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