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New Emirati lightweight UCAV "Reach-S"

REACH-S UCAV
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I said like that, and it’s not a very complex drone overall if Indians and others are developing similar types.


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BAE

Taranis was to complex and expensive so BAE decide to stop it. And that early picture you showed was American demonstrator. Western stuf is quality but price is to high, how much money do you want to pay for a drone>? A F-16 fighter price?

Other hand Indian drone, cheap but what quality? Chinese drones are out played by Turkish drone. Cheap is not everything....
 
Yes, yes, easy-peasy. I mean, who hasn't, right?
Well you have Korea, India, Australia, Russia, China, Turkey, and America all developing loyal wingman type drones so yeah it’s a lot easier than other things.

In terms of cost benefit ratio it’s a lot easier on the pockets surely, iirc Indians initially invested 40 million in their loyal wingman drone and I doubt Australia invested over a couple hundred million.

lol

BAE

Taranis was to complex and expensive so BAE decide to stop it. And that early picture you showed was American demonstrator. Western stuf is quality but price is to high, how much money do you want to pay for a drone>? A F-16 fighter price?

Other hand Indian drone, cheap but what quality? Chinese drones are out played by Turkish drone. Cheap is not everything....
That picture is from Farnsbourough airshow btw so it’s a recent development.
 
Hope they can develop something like this in a couple years

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I think they can only need more time but if they wont to boost the work the should buy tech and bring expertise from all over the world like they build there economy. emeriti people is one of the most smart in MENA region. I wish them all the best.
 
UAE Firm To Flight Test Satellite-Linked Drones In 2023

In the United Arab Emirate, the defense firm Halcon is currently developing multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that utilize satellite navigation.

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), which combines GPS, GLONASS and other satellite-based navigation systems, is used on the company’s Shadow 25, Shadow 50-TJ, Shadow 50-P, RW-24 and Reach-S loitering munition platforms, the company says.

“The Shadow is a family of loitering UAV systems that provide defense forces with a powerful, long-range, high-speed munition. The fixed-wing family delivers precision air-strike capabilities against fixed targets,” Saeed Al Mansoori, Halcon CEO told Breaking Defense. “The Shadow 25 and 50-TJ have a turbojet engine while the Shadow 50-P has a piston engine. These UAVs intend to swiftly neutralize stationary enemy targets.”

The RW-24 is a smart loitering munition that delivers autonomous ground strike capabilities against various types of targets. Equipped with GNSS, accuracy can be enhanced by upgrading its control system with an optical seeker head, he said.

Reach-S, meanwhile, is a medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) UAV. It is suitable for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions as it is a reusable platform.

Al Mansoori said each of the systems is being developed “solely” by Halcon, not using Western IP. He said the company plans to fly the drones by early 2023.

The company says all of the Halcon UAVs achieve beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) control, even if their range is not much greater than that of the Bayraktar – each between 200km and 300km.

Al Mansoori didn’t specify the satellite Halcon’s UAV’S will be linked to, or how they will be secured from jamming, an added concern that comes with the satellite upgrade.

“Halcon’s UAVs are securely linked to satellites to be able to communicate with the operator or ground control station via GNSS,” Al Mansoor said. “These systems provide armed forces with a precision long-range, air-to-ground strike capability as well as actionable ISR. This is enabled through strong satellite-based navigation systems.”
 
DESERT STING

Desert sting formerly is a smart micro munition guided by Global Positioning System and
laser-guided missile, manufactured by Halcon Systems a subsidiary of EDGE Group.

United Arab Emirates - In 2019, Halcon signed a US$1 billion (AED3.6 billion) contract to supply Desert Sting-16 (DS-16) to United Arab Emirates armed forces. Also in 2021 Halon signed with UAE to deliver Thunder system and Desert Sting to the armed forces worth of $880 million (AED3.2 billion)

https://files.halcon.ae/s3fs-public/2021-05/DESERT STING (DS-5).pdf


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