04/12/2020

Airbus VSR700 completes first autonomous flight from a moving deck

Airbus VSR700 completes first autonomous flight from a moving deck – link

Source: Jane’s

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  • Airbus Helicopters announced on 30 November that it successfully performed autonomous take-off and landing (ATOL) from a moving deck using its VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV)
  • The milestone was achieved using the Deck Finder local positioning sensor system and the Deck Motion Simulator supplied by Airbus Defence and Space
  • The VSR700 OPV is being developed as a multi-mission naval UAS under a joint venture between Airbus Helicopters and Hélicoptères Guimbal in response to the French Navy’s Système de Drones Aériens de la Marine (SDAM) requirement announced in 2016
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