Rostec’s drone system was the first in Russia to deliver mail in the Far North. Consignees living above the Arctic Circle received their mail thanks to the BAS-200 designed by Russian Helicopters holding engineers. The drone performed demonstration flights for Russian Post at low temperatures in Salekhard area.
“The BAS-200 test flights on the Yamal were Russia’s first successful cargo carriage experience using heavy rotor drones in the Far North conditions. Actually, the BAS-200 was temporarily incorporated in the Russian Post operations and provided air carriage of mail above the Arctic Circle - from Salekhard to Labytnangi where it landed in a peripheral point. The flights were performed at 30 degrees below zero and the payload weight for each of the tests was equal to 10kg. This weight is not the limit for our UAV – Russian Helicopters continue improving the BAS-200 to expand its functionality,” said the representatives of Rostec’s aircraft cluster.
“The BAS-200 has proved high performance of all systems in challenging natural, climatic and navigation environment, despite the extreme conditions, limited visibility and low temperatures. The flight rate was high – up to seven flights per day. The turnaround time was maximum 20 minutes and virtually did not exceed the time required for mail loading,” pointed out Oleg Gulyaev, Senior Deputy General Director of Russian Helicopters.