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