Wednesday, November 30, 2022

UAE to Develop Autonomous Helicopter System Based on Russian Ka-226 Helicopter

Russian Helicopters company announced plans to take part in the joint project with United Arab Emirates (UAE) to develop the autonomous helicopter system based on Russian Ka-226 lightweight multirole helicopter.

According to Algerian Mena Defense, the new remote-controlled helicopter can will the ability to autonomously take-off and land on any prepared and unprepared landing zones.

JSC “Moscow scientific-production complex “Avionica” named after O.V.Uspensky” is engaged in the adaptation of the ESU-V electro-remote control system for the unmanned Ka-226. Now there are preliminary works on the arrangement of the system by helicopter.


Early, CEO of Russian Helicopters, a Moscow-based helicopter manufacturer, Andrey Boginsky reported that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is showing interest in the procurement of Russia’s Ka-226 and Ansat helicopters.

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According to Boginsky, the UAE has set “clear goals” before the company, namely, its intent modernize the machines in accordance with its requirements in 1.5 years.

The Ka-226 lightweight multirole helicopter has a maximum takeoff weight of 3.6 metric tons and is capable of transferring a payload of up to one ton.

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