Russian Helicopters 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 km. per hour, it can carry commercial loads of up to 50 kgs. The BAS-200 can fly for up to four 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 about 100 km. 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 such as 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.