SMART EYE - UAV made in UAE

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  1. XYON
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    ADCOM Industries of Abu Dhabi in UAE manufacture a wide range of aerial targets (mostly jet propelled). However, they have recently introduced the SMART EYE UAV System that seems to be a long range, prop driven and very capable UAV/ UCAV platform. Attached are some photos of it taken most likely at the IDEX 2009 exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The UAV is currently a prototype and not in use by any nation including the UAE. Lets hope the Arabs call sell it too! :enjoy:

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    Awesome. It resembles the MQ-9 a lot. Pak Army should take alook at this bird.
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    It looks great:smitten:
    i don't know why are we still working on UAV's like searchr-2:hitwall: :hitwall:
    why not MQ-9s??
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    Endurance 125 hours with 700 liters of jet fuel? :woot:
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    I know that is what raised my right eye brow too!! :what:

    However knowing the Arab's style of dealing, at this stage this prototype seems to be untested for all of its claimed parameters. The developer (who is an Arab and the owner of ADCOM Industries and is an aviator/ designer himself) claims for it to be of very high speed but at this early stage I have a few doubts! Lets hope that the developers would be able to turn this into a mature platform over a period of time. We need these petro-rich Arabs to now start investing into such advanced tech rather than building high-rises, hotels and fantasy cities in the sea!! :enjoy:
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    true that and amen!