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Swarming drones that can carry a maximum take-off weight of 8kg and share information to track and maintain their relative positions are among the latest unmanned aircrafts on display at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX 2022).
EDGE, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond in Abu Dhabi, unveiled the swarming drones, its latest application for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), on the first day of the exhibition.
The exhibition is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until February 23.
EDGE showcased its swarming drones based on the Hunter 2 series of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) developed by HALCON, a regional leader in the production and supply of precision-guided weapons and UAS. Designed to ensure a decisive edge in combat, the ground-launched drones fly in formation to perform a coordinated mission that can overwhelm an adversary.
Leveraging advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, the tactical drones share information with one another to track and maintain their relative positions and to effectively engage targets.
Featuring a maximum take-off weight of 8kg, the swarm of drones are agile and responsive while being directed to their target, which may include enemy fighter jets on the tarmac at a military base, or an incoming convoy of enemy armoured vehicles, for example.

The drones are equipped to operate at cruising speeds that support mission success, with a significant communications range and healthy flight endurance. The winged UAVs can be deployed in a matter of seconds, featuring a wingspan of 1.44m and a length of 1.25m.

Commenting on the addition of swarming drones to HALCON’s already impressive array of UAVs, CEO Saeed Al Mansoori said, “We see AI playing a critical role in the advancement of the defence sector and beyond, and EDGE and HALCON are determined to remain at the cutting-edge of these developments that are shaping our sector and the wider world, from our base in the UAE.
"The level of autonomy afforded by these swarming drones is a significant achievement for us, and we are committed to fast-tracking R&D investments in these domains to bring related products to market with speed in the areas of autonomous systems and smart munitions.”

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Swarming drones that can carry a maximum take-off weight of 8kg and share information to track and maintain their relative positions are among the latest unmanned aircrafts on display at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX 2022).
EDGE, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond in Abu Dhabi, unveiled the swarming drones, its latest application for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), on the first day of the exhibition.
The exhibition is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) until February 23.
EDGE showcased its swarming drones based on the Hunter 2 series of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) developed by HALCON, a regional leader in the production and supply of precision-guided weapons and UAS. Designed to ensure a decisive edge in combat, the ground-launched drones fly in formation to perform a coordinated mission that can overwhelm an adversary.
Leveraging advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, the tactical drones share information with one another to track and maintain their relative positions and to effectively engage targets.
Featuring a maximum take-off weight of 8kg, the swarm of drones are agile and responsive while being directed to their target, which may include enemy fighter jets on the tarmac at a military base, or an incoming convoy of enemy armoured vehicles, for example.

The drones are equipped to operate at cruising speeds that support mission success, with a significant communications range and healthy flight endurance. The winged UAVs can be deployed in a matter of seconds, featuring a wingspan of 1.44m and a length of 1.25m.

Commenting on the addition of swarming drones to HALCON’s already impressive array of UAVs, CEO Saeed Al Mansoori said, “We see AI playing a critical role in the advancement of the defence sector and beyond, and EDGE and HALCON are determined to remain at the cutting-edge of these developments that are shaping our sector and the wider world, from our base in the UAE.
"The level of autonomy afforded by these swarming drones is a significant achievement for us, and we are committed to fast-tracking R&D investments in these domains to bring related products to market with speed in the areas of autonomous systems and smart munitions.”

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This form factor seems popular for compact swarming drones.

ALFA-S developed in India by NewSpace (pvt company), part of the Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) program:

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First flown sometime last year

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Some more info,

Each Hunter 2-S tube launcher can carry 21 drones, but Al Mansoori told Defense News the company aims at launching and controlling up to 70 drones, launched from one truck equipped with 3 launchers.

Al Mansoori told Defense News the swarming drones application can fire 36 drones and control them. “They are equipped with [friend or foe identification] systems,” he added.


“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

Though no contracts have yet been signed for the swarming drones, Al Mansoori said the company has seen interest from the UAE armed forces.

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

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