AV500W successfully completes test
- November 4, 2018
China’s unmanned attack helicopter AV500W, developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), has successfully completed the FT-8D air-to-surface missile target shooting test.
The missile from an unmanned attack helicopter AV500W, with the projectile hitting a target 4.5 kilometers from the aircraft.
The AV500W has a maximum take-off weight of 500 kg, a service ceiling of 5, 000 meters, a maximum speed of 170 km/hour and a maximum cruising time of 5 hours.
With excellent performances in maneuverability, concealment and surprise attack, the AV500W aircraft can be mounted with small laser guided missiles or machine guns. Moreover, it has good reconnaissance and rapid response capabilities. The drone can accurately strike both fixed and moving ground targets. In addition, it can be widely applied in operations including striking strongholds and activities of terrorist organizations and intercepting drug smugglers.