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ZHZ's TD220 VTOL Unmanned Aircraft System makes debut in Middle East

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Dubai Airshow 2015
8 - 12 November 2015
Dubai - Al Maktoum International Airport
 
 
ZHZ's TD220 VTOL Unmanned Aircraft System makes debut in Middle East
 
At Dubai Airshow 2015, being held until Nov. 12 at Dubai World Central airport, Zhong-Han-Zhi Science & Technology (ZHZ), part of CATIC is showcasing for the first time its TD220 UAS in the MENA region. The TD220 is a VTOL UAS capable of performing a wide range of missions, such as powerline, forestry and oil-pump monitoring and aerial mapping.
     
ZHZ TD220 VTOL Unmanned Aircraft System makes debut in Middle East 640 001ZHZ's TD220 VTOL Unmanned Aircraft System being showcased at Dubai Airshow 2015
     
The TD220 entered service two years ago, and is currently used by 10 customers in China. The chinese company has reportedly received a total of over 50 orders for TD220 UAVs.

The TD220 co-axial twin-rotor unmanned helicopter is a heavier version of that previously shown, being a 220ME model with twin tailfins and an 300 kg max take-off weight. Fitted with 50 kg of surveillance payload, the TD220 has an endurance of 5h. At Dubai Airshow

Powered by a 65hp (48kW) piston engine, the TD220 is equipped with a HeliAP autopilot with redundant avionics and has completed more than 2,000 hours of flight testing. ZHZ's TD220 has an operational range of 150 km. The TD220 has a cruise speed of about 100 km/h and a ceiling of 4,000m.