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Seems it will use MX-10D as the EO/IR system.

halcon has a multipurpose desert sting warhead with 1000 mm penetration and fragmentation warhead.
 
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Ukraine conflict shows how useful quadcopter dropped munitions are. Halcon has a TV seeker which will make them more effective than the Ukrainian drones in attacking targets

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It's a lot of images but very little to none videos of actual testing of these missiles... Any ETA on when testing will be performed or service entry dates ?
 

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It's a lot of images but very little to none videos of actual testing of these missiles... Any ETA on when testing will be performed or service entry dates ?
They do test these and talk about the service entry dates of various drones and missiles.
Not having videos doesn’t mean they aren’t testing them.
 

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The company plans the first testing of the complete system in 2023 and production by 2025.



“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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Calidus B-250 will use almost exclusively Halcon munitions, and it has already drop tested a Thunder p31 according to times aerospace.



“The company has a flight-test team, made up of ex-Brazilian Air Force personnel, comprising two pilots and two engineers, who will now prepare the aircraft for certification.

They have recently been involved in the integration and subsequent launch of the Edge P31 Thunder guided bombs, with the P32 next, while I understand that the on-board gun is another priority.”
 

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Halcon CIWS may or may not enter service depending on the UAE armed forces needs.

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Halcon mini cruise missile for UAV/fixed wing aircraft with 120km range.
 

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UAE Firm To Flight Test Satellite-Linked Drones In 2023

In the United Arab Emirate, the defense firm Halcon is currently developing multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that utilize satellite navigation.

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), which combines GPS, GLONASS and other satellite-based navigation systems, is used on the company’s Shadow 25, Shadow 50-TJ, Shadow 50-P, RW-24 and Reach-S loitering munition platforms, the company says.

“The Shadow is a family of loitering UAV systems that provide defense forces with a powerful, long-range, high-speed munition. The fixed-wing family delivers precision air-strike capabilities against fixed targets,” Saeed Al Mansoori, Halcon CEO told Breaking Defense. “The Shadow 25 and 50-TJ have a turbojet engine while the Shadow 50-P has a piston engine. These UAVs intend to swiftly neutralize stationary enemy targets.”

The RW-24 is a smart loitering munition that delivers autonomous ground strike capabilities against various types of targets. Equipped with GNSS, accuracy can be enhanced by upgrading its control system with an optical seeker head, he said.

Reach-S, meanwhile, is a medium-altitude, long endurance (MALE) UAV. It is suitable for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions as it is a reusable platform.

Al Mansoori said each of the systems is being developed “solely” by Halcon, not using Western IP. He said the company plans to fly the drones by early 2023.

The company says all of the Halcon UAVs achieve beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) control, even if their range is not much greater than that of the Bayraktar – each between 200km and 300km.

Al Mansoori didn’t specify the satellite Halcon’s UAV’S will be linked to, or how they will be secured from jamming, an added concern that comes with the satellite upgrade.

“Halcon’s UAVs are securely linked to satellites to be able to communicate with the operator or ground control station via GNSS,” Al Mansoor said. “These systems provide armed forces with a precision long-range, air-to-ground strike capability as well as actionable ISR. This is enabled through strong satellite-based navigation systems.”
 
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