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|Missile Name||Desert Sting 16||MAM-L|
|Range||16km||8 km (14 km with Inertial Navigation System/Global Positioning System Option)|
|Guidance||INSS/GPS + SALH||SALH with optional GPS|
You don't use CNC on optics.I'm not sure if specialized CNC machines can make optics but I have to do more research on the topic.
Most likely they are importing the optics from India, or China to be honest. I suppose India is a good country for imports considering its proximity to the UAE, and the good relationship they have.You don't use CNC on optics.
You grind and polish optics to your required dimensions from a large piece of glass.
Cheaper parts can be molded directly to shape but these are never used in high grade optics.
You could then add some thin-film coating for various reasons such as anti-reflective coating with a process called sputtering or evaporation.
Halcon's micro munitions are all local assembly/manufacturing of South African products, they do not produce any of the critical tech used in them.Some interesting screengrabs from this video
Haha, an Emirati leading a South African looking at some type of Block diagram
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GNSS simulating product called GSG-8 on the South African man's screen, maybe they are buying it to develop the navigation system?
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Cutaway Desert Sting missile, he said he is designing and developing a GNSS/INS navigational system
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Halcon has the capability to build produce PCBs and layer them so it seems he is programming the FPGA for a Xilinx chip.
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