Egypt: Nation Produces UAV in Cooperation With China

Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, Hamdy Weheba said that Egypt has started the second phase to produce 12 Egyptian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) “ASN-209″ in cooperation with a Chinese company. He added that the local manufacturing in this plane reaches nearly 99.5 percent.

Weheba noted that the first phase has produced 6 aircrafts of this type. He stressed that the organization, in cooperation with the Chinese company, succeeded in the manufacture of 120 advanced training aircraft of the type “K-8″.

Details of the platform from the ASN site.

ASN-209 UAV System is a multi-purpose UAV product with mature technology. Via data link and ground control subsystem, ASN-209 UAV can perform aerial reconnaissance, battle field survey, target location, destroy validation and artillery fire adjustment in day and night in real time. ASN-209 UAV System is consists of aircraft, airborne mission payload, GCS, launch and recovery equipment.

ASN-209 uses digital flight control and navigation system, its flight control mode has manual, program and emergency control.It wasGPS and data link to locate the aircraft. The system operation is easy to master.

ASN-209 uses rocket booster launch, parachute recovery, no need to use the airport makes the system operation flexible. GCS adopts digital computer control technology, which enables multitask planning and real-time editing during flight.

ASN-209 uses 2-boom, rear installed engine disposition. Excellent overall aerodynamic design and EMC design enable the system to install many different kinds of airborne equipment, such as electronic countermeasures, communication relay and weather detection.

The coverage radius is 200 km, endurance over 10 hours. ASN-209 UAV System can supervise big area and frontier within one sortie. If 2 UAVs take duty by turns, ASN-209 UAV System can work for 24 hours continuously.

 Main Technical Parameters
Max.  Speed:180 km/h
Crusing  Speed:120km/h-140km/h
Practical Ceiling:5000m
Endurance:10h
Max.  Take-off  Weight:320kg
Max.  Mission  Payload:50kg
Cantrol Range:200km
Launch & Recover:Rocket  booster &  Parachute recovery

3 comments for “Egypt: Nation Produces UAV in Cooperation With China

  1. 19 May 2012 at 1:34 am

    Gee whiz… what do you think they cost?

  2. Richard T. Wagaman
    20 May 2012 at 3:19 am

    To say that this help from China is just the tip of the iceberg is an understayment.

  3. Richard T. Wagaman
    20 May 2012 at 3:20 am

    China’s price will always be 30% less than the USA and 5% less than Israel.

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