A light unmanned helicopter was tested with ammunition delivery. The Camcopter S-100, developed by Boeing and Schiebel, during the test flight delivered several boxes with cargo to the specified point. About this writes Flightglobal.
Tests of the unmanned aerial vehicle were carried out as part of the FVL tender announced by the US Army in 2011. It involves the creation of several autonomous aircraft of the middle and light classes, which will be able to conduct reconnaissance and compete in carrying capacity with transport aircraft.
One of the tender participants was a light unmanned helicopter Camcopter S-100. The length of the device is 3.1 m, the width is 1.2 m, and the diameter of the rotor is 3.4 m. The maximum take-off weight of the device is 200 kg. It is capable of transporting goods weighing up to 50 kg and flying at speeds up to 190 km/h.
Camcopter S-100 can move both completely autonomously and under operator control. One battery charge of the device is enough for six hours of flight, its maximum range is 180 km.
During a demonstration flight, an unmanned helicopter delivered a cargo, consisting of a set of ammunition and medicine, to units of the US Army. Testing was considered successful.