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Dubai Airshow 2017: Calidus showcases B-250 (video)

12th November 2017 - 10:32 GMT | by Helen Haxell in Dubai

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UAE-based company Calidus has unveiled for the first time its new light attack aircraft, the B-250, with multirole capabilities at Dubai Airshow 2017 on 12 November.

The B-250 has been part of the Bader programme that originated in 2015 with a range of partners including Brazilian company Novaer, the provider of the aircraft's structure, and Rockwell Collins, the manufacturer of the onboard avionics system with its Pro Line Fusion technology.

The aircraft is the first military fighter to be developed in the country and was a result of a capability gap, Hamdan Abdulla Al Shkeili, chief software engineer at Calidus,

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