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Middle East | February 24, 2021 4:43:26 AM IST
Abu Dhabi [UAE], February 24 (ANI/Sputnik): UAE weapons company Halcon on Tuesday presented the country's first air defense missile system SkyKnight, the company said.

"HALCON, a regional leader in the production and supply of precision-guided weapons, today unveils SkyKnight - the first UAE designed and manufactured counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system, on display at the International Defence and Exhibition Conference (IDEX) 2021 taking place in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi 21 - 25 February," the company said in a statement.

According to the company, the missile system is designed to counter the full range of modern threats, as well as provide early warnings and target "rotary-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) rockets, artillery, mortar, and other fixed-wing aircraft at a range of up to 10Km [6.3 miles]."

Halcon is part of defense technology holding company Edge Group, which is ranked among the world's top military suppliers by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (ANI/Sputnik)

 
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