Russian Helicopters’ BAS-200 became the first UAV that took part in MAKS 2021 flight program
JSC Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has presented its new project the BAS-200 at MAKS-2021 International Aviation and Space Salon. BAS-200 became the first UAV that took part in MAKS 2021 flight program.
The maximum take-off weight for the BAS-200 is 200 kgs. Capable of speeds up to 160 kms per hour, it can carry commercial loads of up to 50 kgs. The BAS-200 can fly for up to 4 hours at altitudes of up to 3,900 metres. Visitors to MAKS-2021 can also see the ground control station, which will allow operators to control the drone at a distance of up to 100 kms. With a length of 3.9 metres, the UAV is 1.2 metres high.
The BAS-200 may be used to carry out a wide range of tasks: monitoring, cargo delivery, search and rescue operations, agricultural work etc.
Flight tests are being conducted, and the BAS-200 project is being taken forward by the Mil and Kamov National Helicopter Centre, part of JSC Russian Helicopters.
JSC Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, is one of the global leaders in helicopter production, and the only Russian helicopter designer and manufacturer. Formed in 2007, Russian Helicopters is headquartered in Moscow. The company comprises five helicopter production facilities and two design bureaux, as well as spare parts production and repair facilities, aircraft repair plants, and a service branch responsible for maintenance in Russia and around the world. Its helicopters are purchased by the Russian Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Emergency Situations, other state operators, airlines Gazpromavia and UTair, as well as major Russian and global corporations.
State Corporation Rostec is one of Russia’s largest industrial companies, bringing together more than 800 scientific and industrial organisations in 60 Russian regions. Its main areas of activity are aircraft production, radioelectronics, medical technologies, innovative materials etc. The corporation’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, United Aircraft Corporation UAC (in Russian: OAK), Russian Helicopters, United Engine Corporation UEC (in Russian: ODK), UralVagonZavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov Concern, and others. Rostec plays an active role in all twelve of Russia’s national projects. A key supplier of Smart City technologies, the corporation is actively involved in the digitalisation of state management, industry and social areas, and in the development of 5G wireless technology, the Industrial Internet of Things, big data, and blockchain systems. Among Rostec’s partners are leading global manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault, and others. The corporation supplies its products to more than 100 countries. Almost a third of its revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.