China's largest general-purpose drone made a successful maiden flight, CAAC News reported Tuesday.
The Yun-5 general-purpose UAV, developed by Aviation Industry Tongfei, took to the blue sky at 8:02 a.m. on July 20 at Moqi Airport in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and successfully completed its flight plan, the report said.
During the flight, the aircraft had a stable attitude and was in good condition, with all systems and equipment working normally, CAAC News quoted the aircraft crew as saying.
The Yun-5 general-purpose UAV has reliable flight, good low-altitude and low-speed performance, high payload and large cabin space volume, the report said.
It can take off and land short distances on dirt runways, grass runways and airstrips, and has low maintenance costs, making it an ideal large-tonnage multipurpose UAV, the report said.
As China's largest general-purpose UAV in development, the Yun-5 UAV is equipped with an advanced telemetry maneuvering system, information transmission system and ground command and control system.
With a mission payload that includes an intelligent air-drop and air-delivery system and an advanced photoelectric turret, it can undertake a variety of integrated security and emergency rescue missions, including material delivery, express transport and disaster monitoring and rescue.