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2020-03-01

ADASI – Pioneering Autonomous Capabilities

ADASI, the regional leader in autonomous systems and services, was established in 2007. With a mission to build a new generation of autonomous capabilities, the company is dedicated to offering holistic solutions. ADASI, now part of the Platforms & Systems cluster of EDGE, the advanced technology group for defence and beyond, acquires, operates and maintains state-of-the-art autonomous systems for air, land and sea, modifying and reconfiguring their performance to suit its customers’ strategic and tactical demands. 
 
Providing operational advantage, ADASI develops its own unique technologies and partners with leading overseas specialists to produce UAV platforms that enhance mission readiness. The company’s in-house R&D capability enables it to deliver next-generation unmanned systems that can perform in a diverse array of operations – from monitoring to search-and-rescue operations. 
 
Its newly launched Garmousha rotary-wing drone, the first UAE-made high-performance vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone, is a prime example of the company’s capabilities. Set to advance air operations and enhance performance, the Garmousha is a light military unmanned aircraft designed to carry payloads of up to 100 kg with an exceptionally high endurance of six hours and a range of 150 km. Boasting a maximum speed of 140 km/h and a ceiling altitude of 10,000 ft, the brand-new platform features an integrated high-definition camera to provide operational flexibility that allows militaries to save manned helicopters for critical missions. 
 
With a low-consumption fuel engine and the additional option of a diesel engine, the drone can be modified with advanced technologies depending on the operational mission, whether for commercial or military use. The unmanned system also incorporates a stabilised electro-optical sensor for day-and-night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) collection, positioning ADASI as a serious competitor in the market. 
 
The company offers an extensive range of military-grade UAVs to support tactical presence in the sky. While the Garmousha may excel in identification and location operations, ADASI’s high-precision loitering UAV, the RW-24, is a fully automated and highly effective unmanned system that is capable of long-range tactical operations. Operating from shallow to near-vertical angles, and with multiple abort options, it enables rapid reaction to threats, coupled with long mission endurance and a large payload capability. 
 
To accommodate its UAVs in the field, ADASI has developed the GCS-300 shelter. Allowing the company’s systems to be moved, stored and maintained while in use, the GCS-300 can be transported by road, rail, sea and air – by the C-130 and C-17 aircraft. When deployed, the shelter can be utilised as a technical and control hub with all the design features, infrastructure and equipment needed for frontline drone operations. 
 
ADASI leverages its operational know-how to provide complete UAV platform development, operational capability, mobile ground systems as well as maintenance, retrofit and upgrade systems. The company’s participation in Dubai Airshow 2019 and UMEX 2020 has positioned it on the leading edge of tomorrow as it seeks to build its credentials as part of EDGE. 
 

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