VTAS. Specifications. A photo.
VTAS. Specifications. A photo.

VTAS. Specifications. A photo.


VTAS is a Chinese multi-purpose unmanned dual-use aircraft developed by the China Electronic Corporation

The VTAS unmanned aerial vehicle is mainly oriented to military applications where this drone can be used to carry out tasks related to reconnaissance, observing and monitoring, aerial photography and aerial photography, tracking the movement of aircraft and missiles, etc., However, among other things, the VTAS can also be used for the implementation of civilian tasks, which include various kinds of scientific research, monitoring of a fire hazard situation, etc.

The name of the VTAS unmanned aerial vehicle comes from the Vehicle Tethered Aerostat System, while the airplane itself is made in a balloon configuration, which even causes a number of problems with the operation and transportation of the drone, especially if one takes into account the fact that the volume of the UAV shell Is 8 thousand cubic meters of air. Due to the rather large dimensions, and the length of the VTAS aircraft is 16 meters, the device can be on an autonomous flight up to 30 days, which makes it very practical for performing complex tasks requiring constant monitoring of the situation.

An important feature of this aircraft is that the aircraft can track the situation within a radius of several hundred kilometers, and therefore it is an effective means in ensuring combat against aircraft and missiles of a potential enemy, especially since the cost of a drone is relatively small.


Technical characteristics of VTAS.


  • Length: 16 m .;
  • Width: unknown;
  • Height: Unknown;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: unknown;
  • Cruising flight speed: unknown;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 450 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 1000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: unknown;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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