Vietnam-made drones succcessfully performing pilot trials

Vietnam-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) made by the Spacial Techonology Institute under the Vietnam Science and Technology Academy were put on pilot operations on May 18th to serve the Scientific and Technological Programs to support socio-economic development in the Central Highlands in the 2011-2015 period.

At 9 am on May 18th, 2 UAVs numbered AV.UAV.S1 and AV.UAV.S2 took off from Camly airport, Da Lat city, Lam Dong, carrying functional cameras, spectrometers and other devices to take shots and measure spectra of natural objects on the ground in order to standardize figures of picture data collected from the newly-launched satellite.

The unmanned aircraft AV.UAV S2 carrying cameras, spectrometers and other necessary devices took off from the Cam Ly military air port at 9.05 am on the day.

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During its flight in the sky of Da Lat city and Lac Duong district, the vehicle recorded films, took photographs, and measured natural land objects.

 

Earlier, the AV.UAV.S1 aircraft was also tested successfully. Both aircraft were flying automatically without ground control system.

 

Chau Van Minh, Director of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, said in this trial flight, the aircraft was equipped with several devices made by the Vietnam Science and Technology Academy .

 

The devices are expected to collect important information serving natural resource management and forest coverage calculation and other data.

 

This test flight will help scientists prepare better for the next tests scheduled for the central coastal areas.

 

It will also pave the way for made-in-Vietnam unmanned aircraft to perform other necessary tasks.

 

Six unmanned aerial vehicles are scheduled to fly continuously in three days in Lam Dong to record films on the conditions of forest and water resources in the province.

Under the set plan, 6 UVAs will continuously operate in the Lam Dong province’s airspace on May 18th and 19th to take some 10,000 shots of various natural objects on the ground to compare with the results collected from the satellite.

 

Following are images from the tests.

 

6 unmanned aircraft have been created by scientists at  the Space Technology Institute6 unmanned aircraft have been created by scientists at the Space Technology Institute

 

During three days (May 17-19), the unmanned aerial vehicles have performed  37 flights and captured over 300 photos of theVietnam's Central  Highlands Lam Dong provinceDuring three days (May 17-19), the unmanned aerial vehicles have performed 37 flights and captured over 300 photos of theVietnam’s Central Highlands Lam Dong province

 

The aerial vehicle AV.UAV.S2 is equipped with an advanced  camera and reflex spectrometerThe aerial vehicle AV.UAV.S2 is equipped with an advanced camera and reflex spectrometer

 

Bringing the aerial vehicles to the runway of Cam Ly Airport in Da LatBringing the aerial vehicles to the runway of Cam Ly Airport in Da Lat

 

The experts starting the aerial vehiclesThe experts starting the aerial vehicles

 

An unmanned aerial vehicle in the sky over the Central HighlandsAn unmanned aerial vehicle in the sky over the Central Highlands

 

An aerial vehicle landing safelyAn aerial vehicle landing safely

 

Bringing the aerial vehicles back after landingBringing the aerial vehicles back after landing

 

Leadership of the agencies reviewed the captured images  taken by unmanned aerial vehiclesLeadership of the agencies reviewed the captured images taken by unmanned aerial vehicles

 

VNA & CSVN

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One Response to Vietnam-made drones succcessfully performing pilot trials

  1. It is like a toy of children since early 1970’s. The drone is not simple, the Drone driven by a pilot on ground with the tableau likely a real plane and it could fly up to multiple thousand kilometers. The most communist have big mouth, the propaganda heads the action. I wrote into the Washington Post:” when a communist has born, a midwife sees the lip and mouth first..”.
    In the time I fought against Vietcong in war, the rural people went to shopping at Ca Mau city, they bought the wire, we investigated then knew Vietcong propagated to the peasant: the chopper created by hard paper ( carton) so they just set up the wire at the top of trees, that caught the US plane…Vietcong also told people to use the rubble ban with gravel bullet to shoot down the US airplane…I have laugh when remember the stupidity of Vietcong, so I trust nothing any invention of Vietcong.

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