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Dubai Airshow 2021: Calidus bulks up with B-350

15th November 2021 - 12:45 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Dubai

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Calidus displayed its B-350 single-engine large turboprop combat aircraft and potential armament at the Dubai Airshow 2021. (Photo: Leonid Nersisyan)

The Calidus B-350 is bigger than its B-250 predecessor, with a 50% heavier MTOW and twice as many hardpoints for weapons.

UAE-based defence industrial group Calidus LLC used the first day of the Dubai Airshow 2021 to unveil the Calidus B-350 single-engine large turboprop combat aircraft, which is a further development of the Calidus B-250 Bader that was first demonstrated in Dubai in 2017.

A full-size mockup of the Calidus B-350 with a large set of airborne weapons, including guided munitions, is on display during the exhibition on 14-18 November.

The Calidus B-350 aircraft was developed in some secrecy but information about the project and some of its characteristics was made public in late 2020 by the Czech company CHARVÁT AXL,

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Leonid Nersisyan is a Shephard Media contributor, based in Yerevan, Armenia. 

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