Thursday, June 7, 2012

Egypt starts the production of ASN-209 UAVs

Chinese ASN Unmanned Reconnaissance Aerial Vehicle model photos below
Hamdy Weheba, the Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization claimed this week that Egypt has started the production of the ASN-209 Multi-purpose UAV System.
He claimed that although the UAVs are being built in collaboration with a foreign defence manufacturer, more than 99% of the components are locally manufactured. He claimed that with the latest manufacturing venture, Egypt is entering in to the second phase of mass ASN-209 production. He said that the six drones which they had built during the first phase are fully operational under the Egyptian armed forces.

The drone was developed by ASN Technology Group, which is a specialized Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Research and development company based in China. ASN claims that their UAV is capable of performing aerial reconnaissance, battle field survey, target location, destroy validation and artillery fire adjustment. It is capable of undertaking night time operations as well. According to the ASN officials, the UAV is capable of undertaking missions which require it to be on air continuously for up to 10 hours. The UAV is having an operational range of 125 miles and is capable of supervising very large areas.

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