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July 11, 2004

TAG-M65 and TAG-M80 UAV Helicopters


'Tactical Aerospace Group (TAG) made its first public showing of the revolutionary new composite TAG-M65 and TAG-M80 UAV helicopters in Paris at the UAV 2004 International Conference and at the Eurosatory 2004 International Military Exposition.

The new helicopters are unique in their construction and design with a completely composite airframe which is a first for VTOL UAVs. The composite structure accounts for the extremely light weight and strength of the aircraft and allows for a very significant advancement in performance, payload and endurance for UAV helicopters.

The TAG-M65 and TAG-M80 now provide the military community a new class of UAV warfare capability. The greatly enhanced capacity of these helicopters accord the successful implementation of much larger and more useful payloads for their battlefield and patrol requirements. With available load capacities of up to 20kg (44 lbs) and endurance of up to 8 hours these aircraft can perform remote or autonomous missions of nearly 800 km (500 miles) carrying surveillance, communications, sensory, jamming or dozens of other payload categories. "The helicopters can now perform many missions that previously put human pilots in serious danger and carry out high risk assignments that would have been impossible without loss of personnel," said Peter Adler, TAG Military Liaison.' Read More at TAG Unveils New Composite UAV Helicopters to Global Military Audience

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