United Arab Emirates builds MALE drone.

The Pakistani based online site The International News reports that the United Arab Emirates has developed a drone with longer range and endurance and US Predator drone, after it was denied the opportunity to purchase Predator drones by the US. The drone is called the ‘Smart Eye’.

Much more background information on this is available here.

Photos are available here (registration required). The drone looks like a MALE drone, similart to Predator or Watchkeeper.

Althought the UAE formed the Abu Dhabi UAV Investment Company to produce the Smart Eye drones, it isn’t clear where the technology came from, since UAVs are normally put together from high tech parts from a variety of sources.


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