ZHUKOVSKY, Moscow Oblast—Russia has launched an ultra-efficient agricultural aircraft, the T-500, at the MAKS Air Show this week. Produced by the MVEN Company of Kazan, Tatarstan, the single-engine lightweight turboprop is an improved version of the MV-500 prototype, of which 26 are now in operation within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The crop duster is optimized for aerochemical spraying, but has applications for environmental monitoring; aerial inspection; glider ...

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