The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced that the TP500 unmanned cargo plane has successfully completed its maiden flight.
The TP500 is a winged plane capable of achieving speeds higher than unmanned helicopters.
The TP500 has a maximum range of 1800 km, can transport cargo for a distance of up to 500 km, and carries a standard payload of 500 kg.
The giant drone has a maximum take-off weight of 1.4 tons, with a commercial capacity of 500 kg, a maximum speed of 260 km/h, and a maximum range of 1000 km.
The drone is mainly made of composite materials, assembled and connected through an advanced integration process, which minimizes structural weight.