Last Updated on 05/03/2021 by OTC
During IDEX 2021, the International Land Defense Exhibition, ADASI and Halcon-UAE (United Arab Emirates) based company, subdivisions of EDGE, have unveiled new technology of loitering ammunition using drone UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) armed with SMART bombs.
The QX series is a family of loitering ammunitions that includes four products, QX-1, a micro-UAV, QX-2, a mini-UAV, QX-3, a small UAV, and QX-4, which features an impressive vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing. The precision-guided systems use sophisticated AI algorithms to target and strike, boasting an accuracy of 1 m CEP (circular error probable) – with an aim similar to laser-guided munitions. Built to launch in any environment or terrain, the entire QX family of UAVs are lightweight, man-portable, and comprise VTOL capabilities.
The second range of loitering munitions consists of Shadow 50 and Shadow 25. As the name implies, Shadow 50 can carry a payload of 50kg – exactly double its counterpart. Shadow 25 is a high-speed system equipped with a jet engine and boasts a short reaction time. Delivering high precision strikes against fixed targets and advanced guidance capabilities, these UAVs leverage Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and can fly using video navigation systems in GPS denied environment.
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Summary of the video:
00:54 What is a loitering ammunition
01:23 ADASI – QX-1 loitering ammunition based on quadcopter VTOL Micro-UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
03:32 ADASI – QX-2 loitering ammunition base on quadcopter drone able to carry one smart bomb
05:23 ADASI – QX-3 loitering ammunition, based on UAV able to carry up to four smart bombs
07:15 ADASI – QX-4 largest loitering ammunition in the QX family using a fixed-wings design with a payload up to 5 kg
09:25 HALCON – Shadow 25 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) provides defense forces with jet-powered, rapid-strike kamikaze munitions capable of delivering a precision strike against fixed targets.
11:06 HALCON – Shadow 50 is the largest version in the Shadow family of jet-powered loitering munitions unmanned aerial vehicle systems.
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