IDEX 2019: Light attack aircraft Calidus B-250

First displayed in public at last year’s Dubai Air Show, the Calidus B-250 is a next-generation light attack / trainer aircraft developed by the UAE firm Calidus, specifically designed for the asymmetric warfare threats.

IDEX 2019 Light attack aircraft Calidus B 250
 The Calidus B-250 at IDEX 2019 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

B-250 is powered by a Pratt and Whitney PT6A-68 turboprop engine equipped with a multi-stage axial and single-stage centrifugal compressor. Coupled to a single four-bladed propeller, the engine has maximum power production capacity of 1,600shp.

The power-plant allows the aircraft to fly at a maximum speed of 301KTAS. The aircraft can attain a maximum altitude of 9000m within a short span of time. It is designed to carry a maximum payload of 1,796kg and travel up to a maximum range of 4,500km. Its maximum endurance is up to is 12 hours.

The B-250 comes with a wide variety of mission configurations: it enables digital aided CAS/PAS, flexible weapons load out, easy-to-operate weapons and communication system, high definition sensors and displays and a high-speed ingress/egress.


Cookies settings


Functional Cookies

This site uses cookies to ensure its proper functioning and cannot be deactivated from our systems. We don't use them not for advertising purposes. If these cookies are blocked, some parts of the site will not work.


Please login to see yours activities!

Other cookies

This website uses a number of cookies to manage, for example: user sessions.