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.
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
VSR700 Demonstrator Flies Unmanned, 23-Dec-18 : #VSR700 The Guimbal/Airbus VSR700 completed unmanned flight at Istres airbase (BA125) in southern France to comply with future regulatory rules. Based on the Cabri G2, the demonstrator has been flying autonomously since May 2017