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“Solo” SW-4 Rotary Unmanned Air System (RUAS) was Displayed at MSPO 2013

SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH (Rotary Unmanned Air System/Optionally Piloted Helicopter), which has been developed by AgustaWestlan

Issue 47

At the 21st MSPO Fair in Kielce, Poland, SW-4 “Solo” developed by Agustawestland and its Polish partner PZL- Świdnik, was displayed for the second time at PZL-Świdnik’s stand. PZL- Świdnik’s Managing Director and Vice President Nicola Bianco made important statements to our magazine regarding the Attack Helicopter Project which is aimed to be launched next month, the development procedure of Solo” SW-4 RUAS that was demonstrated in 2012 for the first time, its capacities and potential markets. Nicola Bianco mentioned that among two tons lighter helicopters “Solo” RUAS SW-4 brought a new solution in its class with its operational piloted flight feature in addition to its unmanned vehicle characteristic and said that it had capabilities which could be used in military and civilian flights for transportation and training. Bianco stressed that SW-4 could function in the disasters such as the nuclear disaster that occurred in Japan and added that it could function in the combat areas as a reconnaissance/surveillance and a weapons carrier for military use. Bianco underlined that SW-4 was an authentic product and said added that in the beginning they were developing this helicopter in line with Italian Army’s needs and then in time Poland’s need for an rotary wing unmanned air systems emerged and now they were getting feedbacks from third countries in this respect.

SW-4 included into the RWUAS CCD Program of the Britain’s Royal Army