According to an article published on the ruaviation website on July 26, 2021, at the 2021 Moscow Air Show (MAKS-2021), the Russian Helicopter Company and the Russian Post signed a drone delivery service agreement in the Chukotka Autonomous Region. The UAV will make its first flight on the Anadyr-Ugor Nekopi route in Chukotka by the end of 2021.
After the flight test is completed, the two parties will operate the latest BAS-200 unmanned helicopter and VRT300 unmanned helicopter of Russian Helicopter Company on 20 routes, and it is expected to transport 245 tons of mail each year.
Russian Post plans to launch 48 unmanned freight routes in the four regions of Chukotka Autonomous Region, Kamchatka Kra, Yamalo-Neshits Autonomous Region and Kandy-Mansi Autonomous Region.
The BAS-200 unmanned helicopter has a maximum take-off weight of 200 kg and a flying speed of 160 km/h. It can be used for terrain monitoring, cargo, search and rescue and agricultural operations. The aircraft can carry a payload of up to 50 kg and fly for 4 hours at an altitude of 3900 meters. The ground control complex can communicate with drones within a range of 100 kilometers. The Mil&Kamov National Helicopter Center (Mil&Kamov) is responsible for its project development and flight testing.
The VRT300 unmanned helicopter is designed by the Russian helicopter company VR-Technology. It has a maximum take-off weight of 380 kg, a payload of 70 kg, a maximum flight speed of 130 km/h, and a range of 325 km. The actual flying height of the aircraft can reach 5800 meters, and the battery life can be as long as 5 hours. It can be used for terrain monitoring, cargo, forest protection, search and rescue and agriculture.
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