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Nikos Chatzis

“…Emirati conglomerate the Edge Group has unveiled a series of vertical-takeoff-and-landing drones as well as a precision-guided munition system.

The first day of the Dubai Airshow featured the QX-5 and QX-6 UAVs introduced at the company pavilion with Faisal Al Bannai, the CEO and managing director of Edge, and Ali Al Yafei, the CEO of the subsidiary Adasi.

Al Bannai said the first prototypes of the QX drones and the Rash 2-H weapon system were launched nine months ago.

What can the drones do?

The QX-5 an upgrade of the QX-4 kamikaze drone unveiled at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference held in the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi earlier this year. The QX-5 is designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions as well as perform border security missions, among other military operations. It is a fixed-wing aircraft that the company says has a 16-hour endurance with a 25-kilogram payload capacity. It also features autopilot and communications systems…”