U.A.E. MoD Orders GARMOOSHA, REACH-S Unmanned Aircraft

Contracts were signed at the ongoing Dubai Air Show
  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 11:18 AM, November 17, 2023
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U.A.E. MoD Orders GARMOOSHA, REACH-S Unmanned Aircraft

The EDGE Group of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has confirmed an order from the country's defense ministry for GARMOOSHA and REACH-S unmanned aircraft.

Under the purview of EDGE Group's entity, ADASI, a comprehensive AED 239 million contract has been inked to deliver GARMOOSHA unmanned aerial systems (UAS). GARMOOSHA is designed to carry payloads of approximately 120kg with an endurance of 8 hours and a range of 150km.

Another contract inked at the Dubai Airshow, includes one for 100 REACH-S, marking the first-of-its-kind acquisition of U.A.E.-manufactured fixed-wing drones. REACH-S is currently in development, with ADASI—another key entity within EDGE, specializing in autonomous systems—overseeing production and ensuring the delivery of the contract to the U.A.E. Armed Forces.

The REACH-S aircraft is tailored to provide 24-hour intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. It boasts autonomous take-off and landing capabilities, an underbelly mount for an electro-optical sensor, and the capacity to operate up to 200km away from the Ground Control Station.

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