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Dubai Airshow 2011: Adcom unveils United 40 MALE UAV

13th November 2011 - 15:04 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Dubai, UAE

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Abu Dhabi-based Adcom used the Dubai Airshow to unveil its latest creation – the United 40 MALE UAV.

The United 40 uses an unusual biplane configuration and a hybrid turbine-electric engine to enhance its endurance.

The aircraft on display in Dubai is the first prototype and Ali Al Dhaheri, general designer and CEO at Adcom, told Shephard he hoped to fly the aircraft in the next three to four weeks.

'With most UAVs with a pusher propeller, the centre of gravity is towards the rear of the aircraft,' said Al Dhaheri, 'But with the two-wing configuration, we keep the centre

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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