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The LX300 is a tandem-rotor unmanned air vehicle under development by LAFLAMME AÉRO. The 300 kg helicopter will feature a 100-HP fuel-injection engine giving it a top speed of 210 km/hour and an endurance of approximately eight hours. The aircraft can carry up to 90 kg of payload and includes gimbal-mounted high definition optical and thermal cameras. Potential missions include ice surveys, communications relay, coastal patrol and law enforcement, and search and rescue support.  First flight is expected in 2017.

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