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Cargo Transport Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

China | 2024

"The AVIC TP500 is a new Chinese freight-oriented Unmanned Aircraft System set to enter the market before the end of the decade."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the AVIC TP500 Cargo Transport Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
1 x Engine driving three-bladed propeller in conventional puller/tractor arrangement.
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the AVIC TP500 Cargo Transport Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
36.0 ft
10.97 m
O/A Length
36.1 ft
(11.00 m)
O/A Width
1,433 lb
(650 kg)
Empty Weight
2,866 lb
(1,300 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the AVIC TP500 Cargo Transport Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) .
None. Mission set covers cargo transport and other non-direct, over-battlefield combat roles (up to 1,100lb).
Notable series variants as part of the AVIC TP500 family line.
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The AVIC TP500 is an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) designed to ferry cargo-centric payloads over range. It is primarily designed as a "Point A-to-Point B" solution and can cover sorties typically seen throughout both military and civilian (freight, humanitarian) markets with an inherent capability to operate from ships in a ship-to-shore role as well. It is marketed as a low-cost solution, headlined by the China Aviation Industry Design Institute (AVIC) in cooperation with private entity Yitong UAV System Company, Ltd (assembly) - the latter's involvement used to ease development and long-term program costs.

A monoplane wing assembly is fitted low to the sides of the fuselage while the empennage mounts a single vertical tail fin and a single, shared horizontal plane / elevator. The system features an oversized body / fuselage to accommodate various internally-held payloads up to 500 kilograms (1,100lb). The engine is fitted to the front of the design in conventional fashion with the unit driving a three-bladed propeller unit sporting a large spinner at center. Ground-running is managed through a wheeled tricycle arrangement.

The TP500 carries with it all-composite construction, balancing the desired strength with the needed operating weight. Its rated Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) is 1.4 tons, equaling 2,800 lb.

Beyond its freight-handling roles, its designers see a broadened mission set for the UAV that includes Search & Rescue (SAR), airborne communications relay, and survey mapping.

The TP500 was on display at the 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2021) during September 2021.

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Total Production: 1 Units

Contractor(s): China Aviation Industry Design Institute (AVIC) / Yitong UAV System Company, Ltd - China
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Image of the AVIC TP500
Image from Chinese media release.

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