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New radar system set for testing

UAE company Emirates Technology Innovation Center is to test a locally developed and produced radar system.
By Richard Tomkins   |   March 7, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 7 (UPI) -- Emirates Technology Innovation Center says its locally conceived and developed radar system is set to be tested this summer.

The July test of the radar for detecting aircraft and missiles was announced by an unidentified official on Sunday at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The UAE-based company is working on several other projects, including installing an antenna on a drone to jam electronic signals in a particular area.

"This is our innovation, and idea," the unidentified official was quoted by the Khaleej Times, but details of the system were not disclosed.

The report said Abu Dhabi-based defense manufacturers, who entered into the new industry some eight years ago with the production of heavy military vehicles, are now involved in research and development and manufacturing of sophisticated weapons equal to those from developed nations.

Abu Dhabi-based company Adcom is manufacturing five different types of drones, some of them in the service. Among them is the Yabhon-United 40, a medium-altitude long-endurance UAV for strategic missions.

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