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EDGE Awarded Largest Ever Order for Unmanned Helicopters in Deal to UAE Ministry of Defence

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EDGE Awarded Largest Ever Order for Unmanned Helicopters in Deal to UAE Ministry of Defence

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EDGE Awarded Largest Ever Order for Unmanned Helicopters in Deal to UAE Ministry of Defence
EDGE Awarded Largest Ever Order for Unmanned Helicopters in Deal to UAE Ministry of Defence

The compact HT-100 and larger HT-750 are multi-role unmanned performance helicopters for ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) and logistics missions, designed to transport heavy payloads while maintaining exceptional flight stability – setting the standard for autonomous flying. In November 2023, EDGE acquired a 52% majority shareholding in ANAVIA, which develops and manufactures unmanned helicopters capable of carrying out mission-critical surveillance, reconnaissance and transportation, as well as being readily adaptable across EDGE’s diverse portfolio of air, land, and maritime capabilities – further reinforcing EDGE’s position as a market leader in the field of autonomous systems.

Khaled Al Zaabi, President of Platform & Systems of Edge Group, said: “This landmark deal marks an important milestone both for the HT-100 and HT-750 systems and for EDGE. This landmark order represents the first order by the UAE Ministry of Defence for these advanced aircraft, and largest order ever for ANAVIA, reinforcing the confidence placed in these exceptional products from customers around the world. It also exemplifies EDGE’s strategy of pursuing mutually beneficial partnerships worldwide, as we have done with ANAVIA, which allow us to expand the scope of our technological capabilities across multiple domains, while ensuring sustainable growth for both partners, and playing our role in the development of sovereign capabilities across the air, land, and naval domains.”

HT-100 compact  multi-role unmanned performance helicopter
HT-100 compact multi-role unmanned performance helicopter. (Photo by Edge)

The ANAVIA HT-100 unmanned helicopter provides robust, world-class and flexible capabilities to a wide range of military, border control, special forces, civil defence and law enforcement missions. This powerful system features a maximum flight endurance of 5 hours and 600km, and payload capacity of 65kg. A modular payload avionics BUS speeds plug-and-play sensor deployment, enabling the platform to be deployed with an extensive range of payload sensors for ISR, remote aerial sensing, and tactical support mission. Alternatively, its custom-fit cargo box supports diverse logistics operations. Designed and built in Europe, the ANAVIA HT-100 is free of ITAR restrictions, and has low flight-operating costs, high reliability and uncompromising safety.

A leader like the ANAVIA HT-100. Every detail of this unmanned helicopter is infused with a spirit of discovery. A drive that forever strives to stay ahead of times. The company pursue one grand objective: perfect mission achievement in every situation. With its reliability and versatility, the ANAVIA HT-100 is the ne plus ultra of unmanned VTOL systems. For every missionUnmanned reconnaissance and cargo missions of military supplies under harsh climatic conditions require a modular, all-weather capable and durable flight platform. With a flight time of more than 250 minutes, the modular payload options and the highperformance carbon airframe even under demanding maritime weather conditions, the HT-100 has exactly the properties that are «mission critical» during tactical operations.

HT-100 compact  multi-role unmanned performance helicopter
HT-100 compact multi-role unmanned performance helicopter. (Photo by Edge)

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