The AR-500B lightweight helicopter drone during its first test flight last month. Photo: China Helicopter Research and Development Institute The AR-500B lightweight helicopter drone during its first test flight last month. Photo: China Helicopter Research and Development Institute
The AR-500B lightweight helicopter drone during its first test flight last month. Photo: China Helicopter Research and Development Institute

China’s first ship-borne helicopter drone makes maiden flight

  • AR-500B, designed to monitor vast maritime areas, successfully completed half-hour test at facility in Jiangxi
  • Lightweight unmanned aerial vehicle could be used by both warships and coastguard vessels in South China and East China seas

Topic |   China's military weapons
The AR-500B lightweight helicopter drone during its first test flight last month. Photo: China Helicopter Research and Development Institute The AR-500B lightweight helicopter drone during its first test flight last month. Photo: China Helicopter Research and Development Institute
The AR-500B lightweight helicopter drone during its first test flight last month. Photo: China Helicopter Research and Development Institute
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