Weirdly shaped Chinese helicopter drone at LIMA

Weirdly shaped Chinese helicopter drone at LIMA

Chinese helicopter drone Blowfish A2 has attracted the many countries at the 15th Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in Malaysia.

The 1.87-meter long, 0.62-meter tall helicopter drone, manufacture by the Zhuhai Ziyan UAV company, has a maximum take-off weight of 38 kilograms and is capable of carrying a 12 kilogram payload.

In its strange belly-less fuselage, the Blowfish A2 can carry radar, jamming devices, guns or bombs under its spine and maximum speed of the helicopter drone is 130 kilometers an hour.

While a helicopter drone could be slower and have less range than a fixed-wing drone, it is more flexible and is capable of hovering, the company said, noting that it is also suitable for deployment on vessels.

The Blowfish A2 made a seven-minute flight demonstration at LIMA, which was held from March 26 to Saturday.

Since the drone is available for export, multiple countries have approached the company about potential purchases.

Combat-ready helicopter drones made by Ziyan now operate in four countries in the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa, the representative said, without naming the clients.
The state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) is also developing helicopter drones including the missile-carrying AV500.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
Google+ Linkedin

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

*

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.