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DUBAI: AVIC promotes U8EW strike UA

AVIC is displaying a full-sized mock-up of its U8EW vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle at its stand.

According to a product brochure, the U8EW offers fully autonomous take-off, landing and flight, with an emergency return system incorporated.

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It can perform missions such as reconnaissance, surveillance, precision strike, fire support, and artillery calibration.

Payloads include an electro-optical sensor, air-to-ground missiles, a machine gun, as well as mission payloads for search and rescue, communications intelligence, and electronic intelligence.

AVIC claims that the system can engage “multiple, distributed targets [in] a complex environment at relatively low cost”.

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