Airbus Helicopters VSR700

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VSR700
Role unmanned reconnaissance helicopter
National origin France
Manufacturer Airbus Helicopters
Developed from Guimbal Cabri G2

The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 in an unmanned reconnaissance helicopter currently being developed by Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) and Naval Group.

Design and development[edit]

Developed upon request from the French Navy, it is based upon the light helicopter Cabri G2, developed and produced by the French helicopter manufacturer Hélicoptères Guimbal which is based at Aix-en-Provence Aerodrome. With a maximum take-off mass around 700 kg (1,500 lb), it would be a much larger aircraft than the Austrian Camcopter S-100 that the French Navy has tried before.[citation needed]

Trials are scheduled to be held in 2017 aboard one of the Mistral-class amphibious assault ships. The drone is designed to eventually deploy from these ships, as well as from frigates.[1]

See also[edit]

Related development

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

Related lists

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Airbus Helicopters et DCNS dévoilent le VSR 700".

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