AgustaWestland has demonstrated its Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial System / Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) to the Italian Ministry of Defense.
The company successfully demonstrated remote-controlled operations from a ground station for the modified SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH single-engine helicopter, developed by AgustaWestland and Poland's PZL-Swidnik.
The SW-4 Solo RUAS/OPH is designed for both manned and unmanned operations. The manned version can perform transport and surveillance missions, while the unmanned model can perform ISR and resupply flights. c4isrnet