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They should also run a Ballistic missile program secretly.These are interesting things.waiting for EDEX
I'm sure there is going to be work on BM programs and we will see everything at the Dubai airshow which is very soon.

Cruise missiles may be shown this year but I'm not 100% sure.

They also have a very ambitious hiring goal


"Another priority for Al Mansoori is local recruitment. While the company has drawn on overseas talent from Brazil, South Africa and elsewhere, it has a scheme – Project 400 – to recruit and train 400 Emiratis as missile specialists. “Over the next 15 to 20 years, maybe as few as 10, we will be in a position where we can rely on UAE engineers in most areas of guided weapons,” he says."
 
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Very interesting especially the air to air comment.
Indeed, as well as all the current products are unpropelled. I thought that some of them had some form of propulsion, at least the ones that weren't labeled as "glide munitions" anyway. But definitely very interesting. Nice to see them seriously looking into the air to air aspect.
 

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I'm sure there is going to be work on BM programs and we will see everything at the Dubai airshow which is very soon.

Cruise missiles may be shown this year but I'm not 100% sure.

They also have a very ambitious hiring goal


"Another priority for Al Mansoori is local recruitment. While the company has drawn on overseas talent from Brazil, South Africa and elsewhere, it has a scheme – Project 400 – to recruit and train 400 Emiratis as missile specialists. “Over the next 15 to 20 years, maybe as few as 10, we will be in a position where we can rely on UAE engineers in most areas of guided weapons,” he says."
Pakistan will be re-activating their lobbies across the UAE
 
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Indeed, as well as all the current products are unpropelled. I thought that some of them had some form of propulsion, at least the ones that weren't labeled as "glide munitions" anyway. But definitely very interesting. Nice to see them seriously looking into the air to air aspect.
I think they mean in production instead of in development.
 

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New Halcon UAV(?), I've never seen a platform from them that has landing gear.

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It could be a tiny UCAV like the Seeker 400.
I love and hate the way they tease us like this! I'm sure you've noticed the way they do these unique "#FUTUREPOSSIBLE" sneak previews by taking and showing these partial photos, just enough to hook us into guessing what it is and getting us oohing and awwwing lol. Unbelievable and very unique way of showing the public what's in store and what they're working on etc. Take a pic and show just the forward section of the fuselage with barely the front landing gear and the shape of most recent UAV noses. Then just like fish lured to a shrimp on a hook, we bite! :lol: 👍:D You gotta love their methods.

They did the same thing with this "FUTUREPOSSIBLE" cruise missile, didn't they?

New missile from a Halcon video that in my opinion will be similar to the JSOW or JASSM.


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In production they have 3 variants of a LJDAM type bomb, and 3 micro munitions for UAVs.

I hope UAE and Indonesia can collaborate in the future.
Even though it looked like it was part of the display at one of the shows, the pics we were privy to were just those ones you posted from what I recall. The same exact thing, a partial tease pic just enough to get us oohing and awwing lol. Great advertising technique without a doubt.

Besides, hasn't the UAE already developed a fully working UAV/UCAV in the Yabhon United 40? I suppose we're talking about two different production entities anyway. Halcon is a separate company from the domestic United Emirates local military production so the two really aren't influenced by one another.

Should be a very fun Dubai show coming up very soon. A lot of very cool new stuff from HALCON to look forward to. I also heard that Dassault has approached the UAE again to pick up the Rafale possibility where they left off. Any truth to that you or @The SC might be aware of? I read that the one of the reasons the original talks fizzled was because the UAE was asking for A LOT of very specific and high-end options (as they usually do) and Dassault wasn't prepared to meet those at the time. Now they might be or might try to talk the UAE into lesser options than they originally wanted. That would be interesting to see if there is any truth to that. Thanks for the tags, BTW. I really enjoy getting them and seeing what you've discovered! :-) 👍 Eshtah 3aleik ya Basha.
 
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I love and hate the way they tease us like this! I'm sure you've noticed the way they do these unique "#FUTUREPOSSIBLE" sneak previews by taking and showing these partial photos, just enough to hook us into guessing what it is and getting us oohing and awwwing lol. Unbelievable and very unique way of showing the public what's in store and what they're working on etc. Take a pic and show just the forward section of the fuselage with barely the front landing gear and the shape of most recent UAV noses. Then just like fish lured to a shrimp on a hook, we bite! :lol: 👍:D You gotta love their methods.

They did the same thing with this "FUTUREPOSSIBLE" cruise missile, didn't they?
I suppose if we knew about them now we wouldnt be very interested in the Dubai Airshow in a week would we now?

That week can't come fast enough I really want to see what they are developing quickly. They will also be at EDEX so that is another opportunity to see what they are working on.

We may see 5-10 new products of various types from Halcon at the Dubai Airshow alone.
 

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I love and hate the way they tease us like this! I'm sure you've noticed the way they do these unique "#FUTUREPOSSIBLE" sneak previews by taking and showing these partial photos, just enough to hook us into guessing what it is and getting us oohing and awwwing lol. Unbelievable and very unique way of showing the public what's in store and what they're working on etc. Take a pic and show just the forward section of the fuselage with barely the front landing gear and the shape of most recent UAV noses. Then just like fish lured to a shrimp on a hook, we bite! :lol: 👍:D You gotta love their methods.

They did the same thing with this "FUTUREPOSSIBLE" cruise missile, didn't they?



Even though it looked like it was part of the display at one of the shows, the pics we were privy to were just those ones you posted from what I recall. The same exact thing, a partial tease pic just enough to get us oohing and awwing lol. Great advertising technique without a doubt.

Besides, hasn't the UAE already developed a fully working UAV/UCAV in the Yabhon United 40? I suppose we're talking about two different production entities anyway. Halcon is a separate company from the domestic United Emirates local military production so the two really aren't influenced by one another.

Should be a very fun Dubai show coming up very soon. A lot of very cool new stuff from HALCON to look forward to. I also heard that Dassault has approached the UAE again to pick up the Rafale possibility where they left off. Any truth to that you or @The SC might be aware of? I read that the one of the reasons the original talks fizzled was because the UAE was asking for A LOT of very specific and high-end options (as they usually do) and Dassault wasn't prepared to meet those at the time. Now they might be or might try to talk the UAE into lesser options than they originally wanted. That would be interesting to see if there is any truth to that. Thanks for the tags, BTW. I really enjoy getting them and seeing what you've discovered! :-) 👍 Eshtah 3aleik ya Basha.
We've heard about the revival of the negociations.. It might most likely involve the F4 version ..and even then with some special specs for the UAE as it likes its fighter planes to be quite Unique..
 

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We've heard about the revival of the negociations.. It might most likely involve the F4 version ..and even then with some special specs for the UAE as it likes its fighter planes to be quite Unique..
Halcon will be able to arm the Rafale with a whole weapon package made in the UAE.

Cruise missiles, air to air missiles, air to ground missiles, glide weapons, etc by the middle of this decade.
 

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French President Emmanuel Macron is said to have indicated to senior Emirati officials that the sale of Dassault Rafale F4 fighters to the UAE Air Force (UAEAF) will be one of his chief priorities during his planned visit to the region in November, as French efforts are ongoing to sell this aircraft to the UAEAF.

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Two weeks ago..

It all depends on the TOT France is ready to transfer..
 
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UAE is getting AGM-86 air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs).

Hopefully with ToT..

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Emirati defense company EDGE group is said to be interested in cooperating with Italian defense company Leonardo for the procurement of the Miysis Direct Infrared Countermeasure (DIRCM) system, which provides protection from infrared (IR) guided missiles..
 
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I suppose if we knew about them now we wouldnt be very interested in the Dubai Airshow in a week would we now?

That week can't come fast enough I really want to see what they are developing quickly. They will also be at EDEX so that is another opportunity to see what they are working on.

We may see 5-10 new products of various types from Halcon at the Dubai Airshow alone.
Hahaha, the last time anyone had that tone with me was Mama! :lol: Omi w'hayati wahshani gedan gedan gedan! "That wouldn't be very smart now, would it, ya hatooma ya gameel enta yal weshak zay el 3asal ya habib alby enta! lolol. Allah Yerhamha w'yfa2ha fel Ganna InshaAllah B'iznellah Ameen.

That aside, good point by you, sir. Counting the days and I'm very interested in the air to air examples they'll be showing, or not, such as the A-Darter and Marlin. Wow those I'm really looking forward to seeing more information and even CGI videos and other state of the art information on them.

Seeing the Checkmate there too will be unbelievable! There are rumors that there is a strong possibility that an Arab country will be taking on the local development of that aircraft. But as you probably know, rumors are abound and there is no shortage of them in our neck of the desert lmao. So we'll have to see about that and of course, that flithy CAATSA will rear its ugly head again every time anything Russian is ever mentioned. Tomorrow and the day after are HUUUUUUGE days for us to follow Egypt's foreign minister's talks in the United States with little dinky winky Blinky ibn el kalb el metnak el m3afen! :D

We've heard about the revival of the negociations.. It might most likely involve the F4 version ..and even then with some special specs for the UAE as it likes its fighter planes to be quite Unique..
Yep, the usual UAE we want the extra extra special model no one else has or will ever have! Good for them. Also can you imagine if and when the F-35 deal goes through and they have both of those with the F-16s block 60s upgraded even more with F-35 sofware and the Mirage 2000-9s. It'll be quite the potent airforce. Just look at the missions they're involved with just with the block 60s and 2000-9s! Add the airbus F-35s and Rafales to that and oof.



French President Emmanuel Macron is said to have indicated to senior Emirati officials that the sale of Dassault Rafale F4 fighters to the UAE Air Force (UAEAF) will be one of his chief priorities during his planned visit to the region in November, as French efforts are ongoing to sell this aircraft to the UAAEAF.

TR

Two weeks ago..
Damocles pod, Paveway 10 & 12, MICA IR and Meteors. Add SPECTRA defensive system and the Rafale's glass cockpit & data fusion and the super capable RBE-2 AESA is no wonder it's so demanded at the moment. Good thing Egypt got in and ordered those additional 30 to bring its numbers up to 50 with this latest batch in the F3R version so they can carry the Meteors right away and no one wants to hear and fuss about those gaddam things ever again! lol. Good stuff.

Speaking of GBU Paveways, with the EAF's huge inventory of paveway 10s and 12s as well, we've yet to see EAF Rafales equipped with any of those. Hopefully soon we'll see them but my guess is because they bought a nice load of AASM HAMMERS and SCALPs that they're happy to use those strictly for now while keeping the paveways relegated to the F-16s. That pic you posted just reminded me that the EAF actually has that option also.
 
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Wth is this thing?
I am very clueless as to what this could possibly be. @Gomig-21
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Seems like we may be looking at the body of a missile. 4 wings though is quite a lot imo, they may be foldable but not completely sure.

Hardkill APS possibly? Final guess, we will see at the Dubai Airshow what it is I suppose.


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