SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Indian state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at the Aero India 2023 showcased model of its RUAV-200, a cargo-carrying unmanned helicopter for High Altitude operations with a refined and redesigned fundamental structure than the previous design for improved High Altitude operations.
idrw.org has been told that the testing of the powerplant for the RUAV-200 has progressed well and fabrication of the RUAV-200 is presently taking place and first flight of which has been planned for later this year.
RUAV-200 has an All Up Weight (AUW) of 200kg with an endurance of 4.5 hours a data line range of 100km and a service ceiling of 6km. RUAV-200 can carry a payload of 30kg at 5.5km above sea level that will be procured by the Indian Army for use in the North Eastern sector to carry resupplies to troops stationed there.
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