Vietnam successfully tests first unmanned aerial vehicle

In Vietnam, scientists from the HTI Corp under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) successfully produced UAV. This is the result of the project on studying a group of UAV for scientific research by a staff of scientists led by Dr. Pham Ngoc Lang.

In Vietnam, scientists from the HTI Corp under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) successfully produced UAV. This is the result of the project on studying a group of UAV for scientific research by a staff of scientists led by Dr. Pham Ngoc Lang.
The study helped to create five UAVs with different digital parameters and functions named AV.UAV.MS1, AV.UAV.S1, AV.UAV.S2, AV.UAV.S3 and AV.UAV.S4. The biggest has an operational range of 100 kilometres, can reach a height of 300 metres and a maximum speed of 180 kilometres per hour. Its operation in the air is 6 hours and it can fly in both day and night. All these UAVs are designed and created to be operated using an automatic control system following programmes set on a digital map foundation. They are installed with cameras which can take photos in both day and night, and other special scientific equipment. Their flying range can be expanded when using navigation satellites or ground transceiver controlling stations.

The study helped to create five UAVs with different digital parameters and functions named AV.UAV.MS1, AV.UAV.S1, AV.UAV.S2, AV.UAV.S3 and AV.UAV.S4. The biggest has an operational range of 100 kilometres, can reach a height of 300 metres and a maximum speed of 180 kilometres per hour. Its operation in the air is 6 hours and it can fly in both day and night. All these UAVs are designed and created to be operated using an automatic control system following programmes set on a digital map foundation. They are installed with cameras which can take photos in both day and night, and other special scientific equipment. Their flying range can be expanded when using navigation satellites or ground transceiver controlling stations.

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Dr. Pham Ngoc Lang, project director, made a presentation about the project at the ceremony to welcome the UAV event for scientific research

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Leaders from VAST participated in the ceremony to welcome the UAV event for scientific research

On May 3rd, 2013, at the Hoa Lac air base HTI Corp under the VAST conducted successful conducted test flights for two out of five UAVs. The event drew the participation of Prof. Chau Van Minh, member of the Party Central Committee, and VAST president; leaders from the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of National Defence, Hanoi City People’s Committee, reporters and scientists.

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Prof. Chau Van Minh, VAST president, participated in the ceremony to welcome the UAV event for scientific research

Based on this result, the project workers will continue completing research to design and create UAV with higher specifications. These products will be used for  supervision of environmental natural resources in difficult direct approach territories; observation, communication and seashore rescue; exploration of natural resources, control of forest fire, and to follow the situation of national electricity system and transport.

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