IDEX 2023: EDGE unveils ADASI Air Truck and QX6-50 cargo unmanned helicopters

EDGE on February 20 unveiled 11 new cutting-edge unmanned and autonomous solutions with enhanced capabilities for application across air, land, and maritime domains on the opening day of the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2023), reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading defence groups, and an emerging leader in the development and manufacture of technologically advanced autonomous systems. The new breakthrough products and systems cover a wide range of missions, including tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), logistics support, and sophisticated combat operations.
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ADASI's Air Truck can transport up to a 500kg load (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Mansour Almulla, CEO and Managing Director of EDGE Group, said: “Today marks the culmination of extensive investment in industry-leading companies, innovation, and rapid product development to significantly expand our offerings andensure our local and global customers can access the most cutting-edge solutions in the market. We are proud to debut a portfolio of ‘Made in the UAE’ autonomy-enabled solutions that will enable our customers to expand their reach to new heights and depths across multiple combat environments.” He added: “Strengthening sovereign capabilities and bringing globally competitive products to market are strategic priorities for EDGE, and launching 11 new solutions in this critical domain reflects our steadfast commitment to international security and prosperity.”

Focus on two cargo unmanned helicopters

With an even higher payload of 500kg and a maximum range of 360 km at a cruising speed of 120 km/h, AIRTRUCK is designed for strategic logistics support such as supplying troops in remote locations, medical evacuation, and reconnaissance.

Another addition to the QX range, QX6-50 is developed for logistics purposes for military and civilian applications. Capable of carrying a 50kg payload for up to 200km, the rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can operate autonomously and is highly modular with other QX variants for ease of maintenance.

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The QX6-50 is developed for logistics purposes for military and civilian applications (Picture source: Army Recognition)