Helicopter-based UAV to be on display at TADTE 2013
By Jenny Wang, Special to the China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The 2013 Taipei Aerospace & Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) starts today and is set to display a helicopter-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the first time, anong with other state-of-the-art weapons, said the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
August 15, 2013, 11:54 am TWN
The Flying Probe helicopter-based UAV is known as the land-based phalanx automated short-range defense weapon system by Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (中山科學研究院). The TADTE exhibits all kinds of military equipment, including active duty anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles (SAM), ground-to-air missiles (GTAM) and the Taiwan Infantry Fighting Vehicle (TIFV), the organizers said. For this exhibition, military personnel have been stationed in the exhibition located at Taipei World Trade Center.
A newly developed domestic product, called “The JET-Armoured Vehicle,” which will be replacing the V-150 Commando in the near future, will be showcased at the exhibit, according to the organizers of the event.
The MND said that the UAV is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAV that has rotary wings and can overcome the limiting factors of runway take-offs. The design was customized for use by military and non-governmental organizations, said the MND. It has the functions of automatic flight, global positioning system, real-time video and aviation information transmission. It can be applied to traffic, forest, soil and water conservation monitoring, as well as aerial surveys of disaster-hit areas, according to the MND.