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ADASI unveils first UAE-made VTOL Drone

Posted 28 February 2020 · Add Comment

UAE headquartered provider of autonomous systems and services, ADASI, has officially launched the first UAE-made high-performance ‘Garmousha’ vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone in a deal with the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the UAE Armed Forces.


Courtesy EDGE Group

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs unveiled the new unmanned system at the EDGE stand at UMEX 2020, held this week at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Aimed at further advancing air operations and enhancing performance, the new Garmousha Drone is a light military unmanned aircraft designed to carry payloads of approximately 100kg with an endurance of six hours and 150km. A new platform offering greater endurance, higher payload, an integrated high-definition camera and coverage of a larger surface area, the helicopter provides optimal operational flexibility allowing militaries to save manned helicopters for critical missions.

The Garmousha drone can also be used to detect gas pipeline leaks, to survey infrastructure and for search and rescue operations. Its advanced capabilities are expected to reduce the overall cost of operations.

His Excellency Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, EDGE, said: “Drone technology is revolutionising our world, creating safer and cheaper alternative to manned aircraft. As an unmanned system, the launch of the sophisticated Garmousha Drone helps advance ADASI’s vision for the future of defence, while strengthening the company’s position as the regional leader in autonomous systems and services.”

Ali Al Yafei, CEO of ADASI, said: “We are proud to launch a product that is made in the UAE. The Garmousha Drone is designed to be extremely competitive in the market and will enable us to offer our clients the accuracy required to stay on the leading edge of tomorrow. At ADASI, we are continuously adapting to meet our customers’ needs and this product underpins our concerted efforts to identify a gap in the market and act on it.”

The drone can simultaneously carry a wide variety of payloads, including a stabilised electro-optical sensor for day and night ISR collection. With a low-consumption diesel engine, its unmanned navigation and concurrent sensor capabilities make it a versatile system capable of solving some of the most difficult challenges in rugged environments.

ADASI is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster within EDGE, the advanced technology group that was inaugurated in November 2019.



 

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