ADASI from UAE develops QX-4 kamikaze drone able to carry precision guided bombs

The UAE-based company ADASI, a subdivision of EDGE, has designed and developed the QX-4, a new generation of UAV loitering munitions able to carry up to two precision-guided bombs. The drone was unveiled during IDEX 2021, International Land Defense Exhibition that was held in Abu Dhabi, February 2021.
Follow Army Recognition on Google News at this link

Army Recognition Global Defense and Security news
The ADASI QX-4 UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle loitering munition unveiled at IDEX 2021, International Land Defense Exhibition that was held in Abu Dhabi, February 2021. (Picture source Army Recognition)

The QX-4 is the largest variant of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) loitering munitions designed by ADASI in the QX-family, but it is based on a different design consisting of a fuselage with fixed-wings and a twin-tail configuration with the control structures arranged in V-shape.

The QX-4 is electrically powered by four twin-blade propellers, with two mounted at the rear of the fuselage and one mounted on the lower part of each wing. It features vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities. The landing gear consists of 4 skid shoes without any wheel.

The QX-4 is equipped with an electro-optic gimbal fitted on the lower part of the drone's nose which is equipped with TV/Thermal tracker and seeker. The operator can control the QX-4 thanks to a ground control station with a communication link providing video and control data capabilities.

The QX-4 has a maximum takeoff weight of 20 kg. It can easily be transported on a light vehicle. It has an operational ceiling of 2,000 m and a cruising altitude of 1,000 m. The drone has a flight range of 40 km and a flight endurance of 90 min.

The QX-4 has a payload from 2.5 to 5 kg that can include up to two precision-guided bombs. The precision-guided systems use sophisticated Artificial Intelligence algorithms to target and strike, boasting an accuracy of 1 m CEP (circular error probable) – with an aim similar to laser-guided munitions.