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Vietnam unveils indigenous HALE

24th December 2015 - 10:50 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Despite outsiders knowing little about Vietnam’s UAV developments, local media revealed in December that the country was developing its largest vehicle yet, a HALE platform.

Known as the HS-6L, the platform's wingspan measures 22m and it will purportedly have a range of 4,000km and endurance of 35 hours.

The twin-boom design is being developed by Vietnam’s Academy of Science and Technology in conjunction with the Ministry of Public Security. A Rotax 914 engine provides its propulsion.

Vietnamese reports indicate the first prototype was completed on 1 November, with flight tests over the South China Sea scheduled for the second quarter

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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