China's AVIC expands AV500 VTOL UAV family with new high-altitude model

简氏:中航工业新的高空机型扩展AV500垂直起降无人机系列

Date:2020-06-06 Source:Jane's By:Globalmil Viewed:

26 MAY 2020
2020年5月26日

 
The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) has successfully test flown a new variant of its AV500 rotary wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), the company announced on 21 May.
中国航空工业集团公司(AVIC)于5月21日宣布,该公司已成功试飞AV500旋翼垂直起降(VTOL)无人飞行器(UAV)的新改型。

AVIC’s China Helicopter Research and Development Institute (CHRDI) stated on the company’s official social media account that a prototype AR500C/AV500C – with serial number AV500C-PT01 clearly shown on its tail boom – completed a 20-minute maiden flight at AVIC’s dedicated UAV research and development (R&D) facility in Poyang county, northeastern Jiangxi Province. The prototype was seen equipped with a chin-mounted dummy electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) sensor turret.
中航工业中国直升机研究发展研究院(CHRDI)在该公司的官方社交媒体帐户上表示,一架AR500C/AV500C原型-在尾梁上清楚显示了序列号AV500C-PT01-在位于江西省东北部鄱阳县中航工业专门的无人机研发中心完成了20分钟的首次飞行。原型机配备了一个安装机鼻下部的仿真光电红外(EO / IR)传感器转塔。
 

The AR500C/AV500C VTOL UAV can be controlled via a mobile ground control station.
AR500C/AV500C垂直起降无人机可通过机动地面控制站进行控制。
 
According to AVIC, the AR500C/AV500C is a further development of CHRDI’s AV500B VTOL UAV and has been specifically designed for high-altitude operations. While the company did not disclose detailed specifications of the new air vehicle, the baseline AV500 platform has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 500 kg with an overall length of 7.2 m – inclusive of a 5.7 m-long fuselage and tail section – as well as a height and rotor diameter of 2.4 m and 6.3 m, respectively.
中航工业表示,AR500C/AV500C是中航工业中国直升机研究发展研究院(CHRDI)的AV500B VTOL无人机的进一步发展,并且是专为高空作业而设计的。虽然该公司没有透露新飞机的详细规格,但基线AV500平台的最大起飞重量(MTOW)为500公斤,总长度为7.2米–包括5.7米长的机身和尾部 –高度和旋翼直径分别为2.4米和6.3米。

The AR500C/AV500C offers a comparable MTOW with the other members of the AV500 VTOL UAV family – which includes the AV500B and the armed reconnaissance AV500W (the latter of which is also marketed internationally as the U8EW) – but is physically differentiated from the other variants with a composite airframe featuring an aerodynamically optimised fuselage shell and enclosed tail boom. Another key modification is a new three-bladed main rotor as opposed to the twin-rotor configuration adopted for the AV500B and AV500W.
AR500C/AV500C与AV500垂直起降无人机(VTOL UAV)系列的其他成员具有类似的最大起飞重量(MTOW),包括AV500B和武装侦察AV500W(后者在国际上也作为U8EW出售),但在根本上与其他改型有所区别,复合材料机身具有空气动力学优化的机身外壳和封闭式尾翼。另一个重要的改进是新的三叶片主旋翼,而不是AV500B和AV500W采用的双旋翼配置。
 

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