In development by the Chinese Helicopter Research and Development Institute (CHRDI), the AV500W is an armed variant of the civilian AV500 unmanned aircraft (UAV).  Maximum payload is 160 kg (352.74 lbs).  The aircraft can be equipped with an EO/IR sensor and target detection and tracking.

Overview

Data on design, manufacture and status

Design authority: Chinese Helicopter Research & Development Institute

Primary manufacturer: Chinese Helicopter Research & Development Institute

Parent type: No type defined

Aircraft status: In development

Configuration

Primary flight and mechanical characteristics

VTOL type: Helicopter

Lift configuration: Single main rotor

Dedicated control device: Tail rotor

Crew required: 0

Crew seating: Not applicable

Landing gear: Skids

Overall Dimensions

Data on aircraft size

Engine Details

Aircraft powerplant (lift and/or propulsion)

Total number of engines: 1

Weights and Performance

Data on aircraft weight and flight characteristics

Max Gross Weight (ground): 470 kg (1036 lb)

Max Endurance: 8.0 hrs (8.0 hrs)

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