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  1. Philip the Arab

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    Are these mini subs any better than Iranian ones? I honestly think they should also get bigger ones after maybe getting knowledge about manufacturing midget ones at maybe 2-3 tons.
     
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    You should read the full article.. these Italian-UAE subs are 28.5 tons and quite sophisticated..in fact they have their own AIP technology as well as Western technologies, so they are obviously better than the Iranian Gadir subs based on North Korean design.. Also the Italians have always been some of the best producers of midget subs since WW2..
    The subs of 2-3 tos you are talking about are :

    The FWS 1,2,3 and 4

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    The FWS-5 Barracuda Swimmer Delivery Vehicle (SDV) is built by Emirates Marine Technology (EMT) based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Benefiting from significant financial investment plus technology and expertise sourced in Europe

    And the final product is the FWS-5 Barracuda SDV
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    The final two-man design, the FWS-5 represents the mature produce. It is incredibly long for a two-man craft being the exact same length as the 6-man dry SDV UOES-3 Button 5.60 ( Cross-Ref, UOES-3 Button 5.60 ). The design incorporates a larger mission bay and a telescopic mast behind the second cockpit.

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    Specifications
    Length: 9.3 meters
    Diameter: 1.15 meter
    Dry Weight: 3600 Kgs (empty)
    Engine: 8 KW electrical
    Batteries: Nickel / Cadmium Battery with two thousand cycles Stored energy, 40 kw/h
    Onboard air supply (200 bar): 10 m3
    Equipment: Sonar, Echo Sounder, GPSAutomatic Pilot, Navigation Aid, Joystick, Inertial Navigation System, Video Camera, Doppler Velocity Log
    Speed: 5 kts (cruising), 6+ kts (max)
    Range: 50nm at cruising speed
    Stores: 560 liters payload bay with up to 450 kgs
    Crew: 2

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    An extremely advanced wet sub design in service with UAE Navy. May be exported.
    L - 9.3m, W - 1.15m

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    The crew are fully enclosed under sliding canopies, and are aided by Sonar, GPS etc. Batteries are stored in side pouches and the system is propelled by a single shrouded propeller.

    The Class 6 and 8 versions are reported to have a diesel engine for surface running at up to 20kts, and a retractable periscope/sensor mast.

    There are reports of this craft being exported to Taiwan.

    Class 6 , class 8

    The Class 6 and 8 versions are reported to have a diesel engine for surface running at up to 20kts, and a retractable periscope/sensor mast


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    http://covertshores.blogspot.ae/2010/07/small-navies-indigenous-infiltration.html
     
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    @SC Do you happen to know if UAE is going ahead with the Enigma for full production and will they be exporting the vehicle? I personally don't think that 100mm gun is that good especially cause the HE-FRAG on it only penetrates about 50mm armor and the ATGM is hard to load, a good ol' 105 mm gun would suffice for anti-tank warfare with a coax 30 mm and 7.62 but alas not my choice.
     
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    Still testing it and trying different turrets.. apparently it has performed well in tests..

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    I just realized how good this good be for the UAE. Many versions could be made such as Anti-Tank,SPAAG,Artillery,Mobile gun system etc. The artillery version looks kind of bad though, if the turret was put inside the vehicle itself instead of hydraulically being pushed out as it seems to me, it would be much more protected in comparison to this version and much more mobile.
     
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    CAESAR 8x8 self-propelled artillery system​
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    I realize they exist but think of how counter artillery would kill all those crew in the open with splinters compared to how closed howitzers such as the M109 can take the hits from reasonable spaces away such as like 30 meters or something like that.
     
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    I understand that, the UAE and Egypt might be getting the South Korean K-9.. but those have different roles all together.. these are mobile self propelled howitzers on wheels, the shoot and change place rapidly.. the M109 and the K-9 can accompany troops on the battle field they are armoured and can sustain hits..
     
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    28.5 m long..200 tons..this to correct the mistake of 28.5 tons in the top of the post..
     
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    A bit bigger than the Ghadir-class but I assume much, much more advanced. I do think Saudi Arabia and the UAE should purchase #1. midget submarines and larger submarines and #2. Submersible delivery teams like this one https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shallow_Water_Combat_Submersible it would help both of their special forces a lot in dealing with an enemy such as Iran in covert anti-ship missions as the above submersibles predecessor has been made for. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SEAL_Delivery_Vehicle
     
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    They have both now ( not sure if the midget submarines are ready yet!).. look a few pages back..
     
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    ADCOM Systems unveiled the first fixed wing UAV for anti-submarine warfare at Dubai Airshow

    At the Dubai Airshow 2013, which was held in November, UAE based company ADCOM Systems which specializes in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) unveiled its “NAVY UAV”. This new UAV project is designed specifically for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW). This makes it the world’s first fixed wing UAV project dedicated to ASW missions.


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    ADCOM's NAVY UAV is based on the existing United 40 Block 5
    The Navy UAV is based on ADCOM’s existing UNITED 40 block 5, a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV. The Navy UAV has a wingspan of 17.53 meters and a length of 11.13 meters. Its payload capacity is 1050 kg (2315 lb). Its glider-like, high aspect ratio wings and dual engine set up allows for endurance in excess of 100 hours.


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    ADCOM's NAVY UAV would be the first fixed wing UAV dedicated to ASW missions
    According to ADCOM, the Navy UAV would detect submarines through the use of sonobuoys. The ASW UAV is expected to carry a maximum of two torpedoes and would detect and attack submarines autonomously or with live control from an operator depending on the mission and flight plan.

    http://www.navyrecognition.com/inde...-anti-submarine-warfare-at-dubai-airshow.html


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    This was confirmed by an official from Italy's Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei, who said that Adcom is developing a detachable wing for either the Whitehead A2445 or Fleshback torpedoes, both of which weigh about 300 kg. The wings will enable high-altitude attack and give the torpedo a range of about 50 km.
    http://www.janes.com/article/30465/dubai-airshow-2013-adcom-unveils-global-yabhon-ucav

    Whitehead A2445 torpedo
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    http://www.eurotorp.com/IMG/pdf/A244.pdf

    Another Adcom star at Idex this year is the brand-new Yabhon NSR

    It is the first one in the world to hunt UAVs. It has an advanced auto-tracking system, being capable of image tracking and downloading video to the user, and also capable of automatic engage and destroy operation.”

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    http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-arti...ebusiness_February287.xml&section=uaebusiness

    Yabhon-H : High performance and efficient canard UAV, using the latest aerodynamic technology, a high aspect-ratio double delta wing with laminar airfoils optimised for efficient cruise. The Yabhon-H UAV has responsive ailerons, a good turbulence resistance, excellent "hands off" stability and docile stall. Climb is excellent even at a high angle of attack. Due to the small dimensions, it can be either used as tactical UAV, launched from shipboard or land with a small conventional launcher system and recovered by parachute.

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    The Yabhon-GRN 2 target -- Adcom Systems​
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    November 2013

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    The UAE is about to end development of a heavy HALE drone, which will compete with the U.S. Global Hawk

    The Air Force of the United Arab Emirates will soon have a new shock drone - the largest of the Emirates writes the military publication Jane's

    Global Yabhon was represented at the air show in Dubai. The apparatus is designed by the local military-industrial company ADCOM Systems. The creators of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called it the rival to American RQ-4 Global Hawk made by Northrop Grumman.

    The wingspan of the Global Yabhon is 26 m, length - 18 m, height - 5 m to reduce the weight of his body, it is made of composite materials based on carbon fiber. The empty weight of the drone is 3.5 tonnes, while it can carry up to 6.5 tons of payload. The UAV endurance is up to 40 hours without refueling..

    According to the chief designer of the project, Ali al-Daher, Global Yabhon is even more advanced than the American drone, to which it is compared.

    "With the maximum lifting weight of 10 tons of our UAV, it can carry a lot more than the Global Hawk.Additionally, Global Hawk is equipped with only two opto-electronic (infrared) and radar surveillance systems, Global Yabhon has opto-electronic system and external load. "- said the chief designer

    On the fuselage of the aircraft and its rear wing there are attachment points for 18 different types of weapons. On the model shown at the air show, there were two small missiles "air - surface» Namrod, two cruise missiles Yabhon Thunder with a radius of 240 km and two torpedoes.

    "All ammunition, except torpedoes Italian production, are produced by ADCOM Systems. The company also is developing its own torpedoes that will be compatible with the Global Yabhon."

    The Designer said also that integration tests of the Emirates torpedoes will begin in six months

    The UAV can be used across a broad range of applications, both military - intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, precision strike, and civil - for example, air patrols of the state border and coast, as well as extended infrastructure monitoring .

    Global Yabhon develops on the concepts of United-40 UAV, created by ADCOM Systems in 2011. Russian Defense Ministry plans to buy a limited batch of these vehicles, reported in July 2013 RIA "Novosti", citing an anonymous source in the military-industrial complex.

    "We are talking about at least two complexes of United-Block-40 version5 with ADCOM Systems company", - said the source.

    Developing Global Yabhon is unique not only for the UAE but also globally, said Russian world expert on unmanned systems Denis Fedutinov .


    At the moment in the world, high altitude long-endurance UAV (class HALE) exist only in the U.S. (Global Hawk), although it is also being developed in China (Xiang Long). Available in Israel Eitan and projected Telemos in Europe are also heavy UAV, but only close to this class and still more are categorized as MALE (medium-high), "- said the expert.

    Development of Global Yabhon was conducted by an international team in the UAE ADCOM, but when creating UAV in general, foreign-made components and expertise are widely used, believes Fedutinov.

    "The work on systems of this class is associated with significant labor and financial costs. Moreover, the ultimate cost of such systems for customers, as well as their operational cost is quite high, "- said the expert.


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