UAE UAV programs

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I will start a little thread discussing UAE UAV capabilities and developments. Will update this when I get more because there is a lot more to talk about.

Reach-S UCAV

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Shadow 25, 50TJ, and Shadow-P loitering munitions

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Does UAE actually have any domestically developed UAS in operation, or in flight test operation at least? I haven't seen anything else but nice looking mock-ups and fancy CGI so far.
 

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Does UAE actually have any domestically developed UAS in operation, or in flight test operation at least? I haven't seen anything else but nice looking mock-ups and fancy CGI so far.


There are some videos of the Garmousha flying, and company officials have talked about flying -and operational tests for other UAVs such as the Shadow one I posted about above.



“Progress also appears good on the Shadow seriesof high-speed loitering munitions, with flight tests and operational tests finished and initial deliveries earmarked for 2022. Hunter tube-launched droneswill be ready for delivery in Q3-Q4 2022, Al Bannai added.”
 
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Does UAE actually have any domestically developed UAS in operation, or in flight test operation at least? I haven't seen anything else but nice looking mock-ups and fancy CGI so far.





They developed a fairly capable armed UAV called the Yabhon United 40. It was exported to Algeria and also built under license in Belarus under the name Belar YS. Odd that the UAE never operated it in large numbers. At least they tried a unique aerodynamic configuration instead of simply copying the Predator.
 

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“We had the first demonstration internally this week,” he said. “One drone was launched from the tube, spread its wings, the engine worked and started flying. The first trial was successful but we will develop the flying performance.”

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