In the US, the UAV set a record for flight duration

В США беспилотник установил рекорд длительности полета

The launch of the drone VA001

The drone can stay aloft for up to 10 days.

The American company Vanilla Aircraft has created a drone that can stay aloft for more than five days without refueling with conventional diesel engine.

As reported on the company’s website, the drone VA001 were planted on the ground after a flight without landing over 121 hours 24 minutes. On Board was fuel for approximately three days. All in all, the drone can stay aloft for up to 10 days.

This model of the drone has a wing span of almost 11 meters and a maximum takeoff weight 272,2 kg. The machine is capable of speeds up to 130 kilometers per hour.

“We were able to demonstrate the viability of these systems long range endurance aircraft and seek to test new payloads and realize the opportunities that had previously been unimaginable,” says chief Executive officer Vanilla, Tim Healey.

It is alleged that the Vanilla Aircraft will start production of the drone in the coming months. The company relies on commercial and military buyers.

As reported Корреспондент.netin September this year Ukraine has successfully tested an attack drone Falcon. It was created at the Ukrainian enterprise of Chezar with the involvement of Polish partners.

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