New Chinese combat drone helicopters conducts firing test on Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

The newest Chinese unmanned attack helicopter recently completed successful test flights on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, CGTN reported.

Three AV500W, AV500 and XM20 unmanned helicopters made test flights recently at an altitude of 4,300 meters on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, according to Jiangxi provincial office of science.

The AV500 climbed to an altitude of 5,006 meters during tests on Oct 31, the maximum achieved by a domestically-made unmanned helicopter.

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The three have applications in counter-terrorism, drug policing, border patrols, meteorology and mapping.

The aircraft were developed by a helicopter research and development institute in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, owned by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

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