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Russian Helicopters unveils VRT300

21st July 2017 - 15:34 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Zhukovsky


The VRT300 is the latest VTOL drone to be unveiled by Russian Helicopters. It is developed by the company’s newly-established design department, VR-Technologies, it uses a co-axial rotor scheme and is mainly marketed for ice reconnaissance on Russia’s Northern Sea Route.

The drone’s maximum take-off weight is 300kg, while the payload is 70kg and the powerplant is represented by an internal combustion engine.  Its maximum speed is 180km/h while operational range extends to 150km. 

The flight testing effort is planned to commence in 2018, while first customer deliveries are touted for 2019. 

There are two derivatives of the VRT300 currently

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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