The Russian Helicopters holding, which is part of the Rostec state corporation, plans to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle with a carrying capacity of one ton, Oleg Landin, the director of marketing and business development of the holding, said. RIA News…
“Our next scale will be 200 kilograms of payload, and the next step is a ton,” he said. Currently, drones have been created in Russia with a maximum load on board of 50 kilograms – this is BAS-200, and VRT300 – 70-80 kilograms.
BAS-200 was first presented at MAKS-2021, it is a helicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle that can accelerate to 160 kilometers per hour, climb to an altitude of 3.9 kilometers and stay aloft for about 4 hours. It is designed for search and rescue and agricultural work, as well as for the transport of goods.
Earlier it became known that the aircraft with the world’s first superconducting electric aircraft engine as part of a hybrid installation based on the Yak-40 aircraft made its first flight at the MAKS-2021 air show. Ground tests of a demonstrator of a hybrid power plant with a high-temperature superconducting electric motor as part of the Yak-40 flying laboratory began in Novosibirsk in February 2021.