EDEX 2021: Egyptian Armed Forces unveils Yabhon United 40 UAV

At EDEX 2021, the Egypt defense exhibition that was held in Egypt from 29 November to 2 December 2021, the Egyptian Armed Forces unveils an Egyptian version of the Yabhon United 40 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

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Yabhon United 40 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The Yabhon United 40, also called Yabhon Smart Eye 2, is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remotely controlled or autonomous flight operations developed by Adcom Systems primarily for the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF).

It functions as a MALE (medium-altitude long-endurance) and can be utilized for special missions, reconnaissance, humanitarian missions, intelligence, or military operations.

The Yabhon United 40 can operate at a maximum altitude of 7,000m and can fly for up to 120 hours (5 days).[2] The aircraft is fitted with synthetic aperture radar (SAR), terrain avoidance systems and a gimbaled camera.

The Yabhon United 40 can carry 1,050 kg on its four under-wings and has a 6-unit rotating dispenser for propulsion Rotax 914UL mounted in the fuselage.