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  • Adcom builds MALE

    News | 29 Nov 2005 00:00

    <P>Abu Dhabi-based Adcom is constructing a 70h-plus-endurance medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned air vehicle, with first flights planned in five months. The MALE UAV, dubbed Yabhon Excellency, will have a 16m (52ft) wingspan and a payload capacity of up to 500kg (1,100lb). It will be powered by a 115hp (85kW) supercharged piston engine. Maximum take-off weight will be 1,300kg.</P> <P align=center><IMG alt=YABHON src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=10560"></P> <P>The wing design is based on a flexible, high-aspect ratio profile. Adcom chief designer Ali Aldhaheri says the wing and tail for the prototype have been built, and fuselage assembly will begin soon. </P> <P>He says the UAV is wholly funded by the company, with design expertise drawn from the Yabhon series of medium tactical UAVs and target drones. Adcom recently unveiled its Yabhon-R tactical UAV, which has a published endurance of 30h, but, unlike Yabhon Excellency, is based on a canard/delta- wing configuratio