V-TOL Aerospace i-copter Seeker


This company was established in January 2005, although activities had begun some four months earlier and the first of two prototype unmanned helicopters was flown in late 2004. The i-Copter made its public debut at the Australian air show at Avalon in March 2005, the Seeker version being known at that time as the Series 2. A family of three versions was said to be planned, of which two have since emerged, the third being understood to be an enlarged variant of the Seeker with twin turboshaft engines. Plans were to certify the UAVs for use in controlled airspace, for a range of applications such as agricultural/farm patrol and police work.

Jane's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Targets