China’s Aossci recently launched its new X-series, including the X-Swift, a high-performance all-electric UAS, and the X-Chimera, a ground-breaking electric VTOL craft.

The X-Chimera can fly for four hours, Aossci’s Yanyang Sun told FINN.

He said: “I think that is the best [time] an electric UAV can achieve in the world right now.”

The multi-role UAV is designed for applications such as security surveillance, environmental protection, and power line and pipeline inspection.

The company is now also focused on global expansion and already has five customers outside China, with a  view to upping this to 10 by the end of the year.

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