Augusta Westland CEO Orsi, SW-4 to fly as UAS in 2012

Swidnik SW-4

AgustaWestland CEO Giuseppi Orsi speaking at Heli Expo 2011, Orlando Florida expressed plans for AgustaWestland to move into the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market, one of the fastest-growing military market segments. The initial aircraft, Orsi said, will be based on the Swidnik SW-4 light turbine single, with a first unmanned flight planned in 2012.