China’s AVIC Flies Large Cargo UAV

AVIC’s TP500 is designed to carry a 500-kg payload up to 500 km.
Credit: AVIC
Chinese aerospace giant AVIC has conducted the first flight of its TP500 uncrewed cargo aircraft. With a design maximum takeoff weight of 1,400 kg (3,100 lb.), equivalent to a light general-aviation aircraft, the single-engine UAV made a 27-min. first flight on June 18. In a post on Chinese social...
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