Swarming Drones Application for Unmanned Aerial Systems 

Unveiled at UMEX 2022, EDGE’s swarming drones are based on the Hunter 2 series of unmanned aerial vehicles developed by HALCON By DA Staff / 22 Feb 2022
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EDGE has unveiled swarming drones, its latest application for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX 2022).

EDGE’s swarming drones are based on the Hunter 2 series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) 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 is agile and responsive while being directed to its target. 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 quickly, and feature a wingspan of 1.44m and a length of 1.25m.

“We see AI playing a critical role in the advancement of the defense 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,” said HALCON CEO, Saeed Al Mansoori. “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.”

The EDGE stand at UMEX exemplifies HALCON’s technology leadership within the UAV domain, with products including its Shadow 25 and Shadow 50 UAVs; Hunter series of drones and tube launchers; and the recently launched REACH-S Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle, on display.

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