HALCON Unveils UAE’s First Air Defence Missile

HALCON Unveils UAE’s First Air Defence Missile

HALCON Unveils UAE’s First Air Defence Missile

 

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates– HALCON, a regional leader in the production and supply of precision-guided weapons, today unveiled SkyKnight – the first UAE-designed and manufactured counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system, at the International Defence and Exhibition Conference (IDEX) 2021.

EDGE, the parent company of HALCON, has been developing a short-range air defence system, as has Germany-based Rheinmetall AG, which was actively seeking a missile system to form part of its Skynex air defence system. The companies decided to jointly offer a solution, with HALCON providing SkyKnight, the missile system to the highly regarded Oerlikon Skynex Air Defence System, which sets new standards with its unique open architecture.

HALCON’s SkyKnight was purposely designed to counter the full spectrum of modern threats, providing early warning signals and precise surface-to-air intercept capabilities targeting of rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) rockets, artillery, mortar, and other fixed-wing aircraft at a range of up to 10Km.

Halcon CEO Saeed Al Mansoori noted the achievement is in line with the UAE’s aim to establish sovereign defence capabilities.

There are more product launches in pipeline on the last two days of the exhibition.

 

 

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