UMEX 2020: ADASI unveils Garmousha, first UAE-made VTOL drone


Garmousha, the first UAE-made high-performance VTOL  drone,  has been unveiled on the first day of the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX) in Abu Dhabi.


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Garmousha VTOL UAV (Picture source: Army Recognition)


His Highness Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs unveiled ADASI's new unmanned system at the EDGE stand on February 23. ADASI, the regional leader in autonomous systems and services, officially launched the first UAE-made high performance 'Garmousha' vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone.

Aimed at further advancing air operations and enhancing performance, Garmousha is a light military helicopter aircraft designed to carry payloads of approximately 100 kg with an endurance of six hours and a distance of 150 km. A new platform offering greater endurance, higher payload, an integrated high-definition camera and coverage of a larger surface area, the helicopter provides optimal operational flexibility, allowing militaries to save manned helicopters for critical missions.

The helicopter is designed for surveillance capabilities - allowing militaries to save manned helicopters for critical missions. It is built with a low-consumption engine.


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Garmousha VTOL UAV (Picture source: Army Recognition)


Commenting on the drones, Faisal Al Bannai, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, EDGE, said, "Drone technology is revolutionising our world, creating a safer and cheaper alternative to manned aircraft. As an unmanned system, the launch of the sophisticated Garmousha drone helps advance ADASI’s vision for the future of defence, while strengthening the company’s position as the regional leader in autonomous systems and services."

The drone can simultaneously carry a wide variety of payloads, including a stabilised electro-optical sensor for day and night ISR collection. With a low-consumption diesel engine, its unmanned navigation and concurrent sensor capabilities, it is a versatile system capable of solving some of the most difficult challenges in rugged environments.


 

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