A light military rotary-wing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, the VSR700 is being developed jointly by Airbus Helicopters and Helicopteres Guimbal, the original manufacturer of the civil-certified Cabri G2 helicopter from which the VSR700 is derived.
France Orders Eight H225M, 17-Apr-21 : #H225M French Air and Space Force ordered 8 Airbus H225M helicopters. Will be delivered in 2024 and based at Cazaux airbase. The French navy ordered second VSR700 drone prototype
VSR700 Drone Reaches 60 Knots, 14-Apr-21 : #drones The Airbus VSR700 drone, designed to be operated from French Navy ships, had accumulated 10 flight hours and reached a speed of 60 knots ~ 110 km/h during its latest test flight
VSR700 Autonomous Landing in Moving Platform, 01-Dec-20 : #VSR700 Guimbal/Airbus VSR700 achieves autonomous takeoff and landing from moving platform to simulate the conditions of a moving ship deck. An optionally piloted vehicle (OPV), the VSR700 will be offered to the global market for naval operations
VSR700 Drone First Autonomous Free Flight, 28-Jul-20 : #drones The Airbus VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) completed its first free flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. Based on the Guimbal Cabri G2, is expected to be the French Navy’s future drone
Airbus VSR700 Drone First Flight, 12-Nov-19 : #VSR700 Airbus VSR700, an unmanned helicopter developed from the Guimbal Cabri G2 as the next generation drone for naval use, completed its first flight in Southern France. A Cabri modified as an optionally piloted demonstrator first flew in 2017