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The drone "Heron," independently developed by Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), was unveiled at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition ("Zhuhai Airshow"). As the designer and producer of the "Heron" drone, SUSTech Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering Professor Shan Xiaowen, is participating in the Zhuhai Air Show for the third time. In his first two airshows, he was also a special expert of China Commercial Aircraft Co., Ltd. ("China Commercial Aircraft" or “COMAC”). As the then-head of the pneumatic research team, he would bring the company's large aircraft to the air show. Yesterday, his identity was transformed from an entrepreneur to a scientific research leader. The large aircraft that were normally 30 or 40 meters long has now become a drone ten times smaller.
Professor Xiao Xiaowen (third from left) introduced the "Heron" vertical takeoff and landing drone to the guests.
This is the first time that Professor Shan Xiaowen has shown a drone designed and developed by his team to the public. At this time, the Zhuhai Air Show has a large number of unmanned aerial vehicles on display, including the Lufeng logistics UAV. Among this sea of drones, how will the "Heron" drone of SUSTech break through and stand out? The "Heron" attracted attention from the outside world at this year's Zhuhai Air Show. Xiao Xiaowen revealed that many UAV manufacturers had expressed their intention in cooperating and plan to start production in 2019.
Original article (in Chinese): http://sustc.edu.cn/info_focus/5429
Source: Southern Metropolis Daily
Reporter Zhu Qian
Translated and Adapted: Chris Edwards
Proofread: Xia Yingying