China’s Avic and its partners have test-flown a pilotless version of the Brantly B-2B helicopter, promoting it as having military and civilian uses including surveillance, searching for disaster survivors and scientific research. Dubbed the V750, the helicopter has a gross weight of 757 kg (1,670 lb.), payload of 80 kg and a range of 500 km (310 mi.), according to Chinese companies Weifang Tianxiang Aerospace Industry, Qingdao Haili Helicopters and Avic’s trading company, Catic. The ...

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