UAE’s First Fighter Paves Way For Bigger Sister

Calidus B-350
Despite the array of weapons displayed alongside it, Calidus has designed the B-350 primarily to perform the airborne surveillance role for the UAE Air Force.
Credit: Mark Wagner
The first United Arab Emirates-built manned aircraft—a turbo-prop-powered light attack fighter—should enter service in late 2023 or early 2024, while the UAE-based manufacturer also builds a prototype for a larger design aimed at the armed surveillance mission. The newly confirmed schedule shows...

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