China’s AR-500C prototype high-altitude drone helicopter is put through its paces over the weekend. Photo: Weibo China’s AR-500C prototype high-altitude drone helicopter is put through its paces over the weekend. Photo: Weibo
China’s AR-500C prototype high-altitude drone helicopter is put through its paces over the weekend. Photo: Weibo

Lift-off for China’s high-altitude helicopter drone prototype

  • Test flight in Sichuan confirms the Chinese-designed and built AR-500C can ferry a payload of 80kg (176lb) and stay airborne for more than five hours
  • Launch comes amid border stand-off in the Himalayas with India

Topic |   Diplomacy
China’s AR-500C prototype high-altitude drone helicopter is put through its paces over the weekend. Photo: Weibo China’s AR-500C prototype high-altitude drone helicopter is put through its paces over the weekend. Photo: Weibo
China’s AR-500C prototype high-altitude drone helicopter is put through its paces over the weekend. Photo: Weibo
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