Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation has tested the BAS-200 drone for a communication channel range that exceeded 80 km.
This confirmed the high efficiency of the UAV when performing monitoring and search and rescue tasks over large areas.
The flights were carried out in the Salekhard area at low temperatures, in difficult weather conditions. In addition, the specialists of the Mil and Kamov NCV worked out the basing and control of the BAS-200, as well as the construction of its search routes.
BAS-200 can deliver cargo, conduct monitoring and aerial photography over vast territories, and participate in search and rescue operations.
“The drone confirmed in tests the maximum distance from the control point, which was more than 80 km. If necessary, the control of the device can be transferred from station to station, and then the maximum range will be up to 400 km. The duration of the flight with a load of 50 kg is up to 4 hours,” the Rostec aviation complex said.
The BAS-200 complex consists of a ground control station, a transport container and two helicopter-type UAVs. The control station is equipped with two automated workstations: the UAV operator and the target equipment operator. The drones are housed in a shipping container with winches, a refueling system, and a repair kit.
The BAS-200 is being demonstrated by the Russian Helicopters holding at the HeliRussia-2023 exhibition, which takes place from May 18 to 20 in Moscow.