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AgustaWestland's remotely controlled UAV put through paces
by Richard Tomkins
Rome (UPI) Jul 15, 2013


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Demonstration of an optionally piloted helicopter system has been completed for the Italian Defense Ministry by AgustaWestland.

The Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter, or RUAS/OPH, was based on the SW-4 and developed by the company and its Polish subsidiary, PSL-Swidnik.

The demonstration of capabilities came under a national military research plan between the Italian Ministry of Defense -- Directorate for Air Armaments -- and AgustaWestland.

"The aircraft successfully completed the planned missions in OPH configuration with a safety pilot on board," AgustaWestland said. "Test activities included system monitoring, 'hands off' and remote-controlled maneuvers, hovering and a range of mission profiles."

The SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH, based on the proven SW-4 light single-engine helicopter, has been designed for both unmanned and piloted operations, providing users with maximum operational flexibility.

The RUAS version of the SW-4 is a multi-role aircraft for missions such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and cargo re-supply. In the piloted configuration, the SW-4 can be used for personnel transport in addition to intelligence and reconnaissance.

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