Experimental flights of the Greek drone “Archytas” begin immediately

Its creation is developed by E.A.B. and will be able to participate in the surveillance of our borders and also in rescue operations
George Sarris
Within the next few days, the experimental flights of the multi-purpose autonomous aerial vehicle (drone) will begin (in a smaller size initially), which will be of purely Greek production.
The slight delays observed in the implementation of the schedule in order to advance its industrial production sooner are due to the problems that have been caused worldwide in terms of the supply chain and the supply of the required components.
However, by the end of the year, construction of the actual prototype will begin, with the Hellenic Aviation Industry (EIA) building the production line and setting up the sales promotion department. The Greek drone, which will have the name “Archytas”, is expected to participate both in rescue operations under extreme weather conditions, but also in military operations, such as border control, for example.
It will have a large wingspan of around 6 meters, it will develop a speed of up to 120 km/h, a flight range of four hours, it will land and take off vertically using batteries that are recharged by its petrol engine, while it will be able to locate points that will indicates its operator, whether it is day or night, thanks to the state-of-the-art cameras it will have.
E.A.B. develops its creation in collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (which does the aerodynamic design), the Democritus University of Thrace (which has taken over the electronic part) and the University of Thessaly (which has taken over the flight control). Finally, it is worth noting that with a small modification it will be able to carry even light armament.

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