Once again, it appears that China continues to lead in the development of drone technology. This time it was the company UVS Intelligence System the one that shows us the baptized as world's first commercial-use amphibious drone, a model that, as a curiosity, just to mention that it has been developed based on an ultralight aircraft of Spanish origin.
As a clarification, it should be noted that the aircraft has been based on neither more nor less than the one created by the Galician company Colyaer, specifically your model Freedom S100, an amphibious air vehicle that has served the UVS Intelligence Systema company to create the model that they themselves have baptized with the name of U650. To carry out this work, previously the Chinese company was in charge of buying all the intellectual property rights of this model from the Spanish company.
UVS Intelligence System presents the new U650, the world's first amphibious drone
As for the amphibious drone, highlight certain technical characteristics such as the fact that it has a fuselage made entirely of carbon fiber. This account in turn with 5,85 meters in length and is capable of flying up to 15 hours at a cruising speed of 180 kilometers per hour, enough to travel a distance of about 2.000 kilometers.
After numerous tests of both performance and reliability, apparently this peculiar amphibian drone has finally gotten the green light to start its manufacture and international marketing, which will start from year 2018 . The idea is that this model can be used to send goods to islands and other territories classified as special, although, as the company assures, it can also be used for other tasks such as submarine detection.