UAVOS recently completed a series of flight demonstrations of its converted UVH-500
unmanned helicopter for a customer. The UVH-500 UAV demonstrated efficient
performance of repetitive heavy-lift operations dropping cargo of 100 kg (220 lbs) at
specified locations and the ability to operate day and night in adverse weather
conditions. The UVH-500 UAV is supposed to be operated for delivery goods in remote
areas once testing is complete.
The UVH-500 is a converted drone which is based on the piloted CH-7 helicopter.
The UVH-500 aircraft’s 353-pound (160 kg) cargo capacity is ideally suited for quicker and more sustainable transport time-sensitive deliveries reducing time-in-transit, and operational costs.
The use of the UVH-500 UAV might benefit healthcare providers, first mile parcel suppliers, and all other types of air freight delivery. With a 522-mile range (840 km) and a cruising speed of up to 99 miles (160 km/h) per hour, the UVH-500 will be able to plan a series of short routes, or one long route to meet customers’ needs.
With the advantages of beyond visual range, long-endurance, heavy load, strong wind resistance and high-efficiency flight control based on TECS (Total Energy Control System), the UVH-500 logistics system is a new solution for intercity delivery.
The aircraft features a collision avoidance transponder, providing enhanced airspace visibility and minimising the risk of collision with other aircraft. The better engine cooling allows it to be operated in a tropical climate in a hot and moist environment.
This flight further demonstrates the UVH-500 safety system’s ability to enhance reliability through auto-rotation, a system of automatic emergency release of the parachute, radio altimeter as well as backup satellite channel of the command radio link.
“This is all about innovation with a focus on returns for our customers, ” said CEO at UAVOS Aliaksei Stratsilatau. “This cargo drone will create operational efficiencies in the logistics business, open possibilities for delivery services in hard-to-reach areas where the unit cost of delivering goods and developing infrastructure is high”.
UAVOS is a developer and manufacturer of security and commercial solutions based on advanced Unmanned Systems with an international investor base. UAVOS technology, products, and tailored services include multi-role UAVs, unique proprietary autopilots, advanced communication systems, UAV components, and experiential training. UAVOS is involved in stratospheric R&D projects having developed the HiDRON meteo missions stratospheric glider and the HAPS ApusDuo autonomous aircraft ready to deploy missions to the stratosphere. UAVOS’ mission statement is to create the right partnerships and shared goals with customers worldwide in order to build mutual capabilities of technologies and innovation for the benefit of our partners and customers.