Egypt unveiled Monday a domestically produced unmanned aerial vehicle dubbed "Nut" that has a payload capacity of 50kgs.
Developed by Arab Organization for Industrialization, an Egypt-based Arab military organization, Nut was displayed for the first time at Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX 2021).
The Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi inspected a model of Nut”, which is named after Ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky.
The UAV is produced within the Egyptian Armed Forces’ strategy to localize the aerospace industry, in cooperation between Egypt’s Military Technical College and the Arab Organization for Industrialization’s Aircraft Factory.
Nut is a multi-purpose, multi-mission UAV that can perform a variety of tasks, including tactical reconnaissance, target identification, artillery fire course correction, and target identification and tracking.
- The UAV is equipped with an HDTV Infrared Camera
- Max speed of 180 km per hour.
- Ground speed between 120 and 140 km per hour.
- Minimum speed of 110 km per hour.
- Rate of climb of 5 meters per second.
- Maximum altitude of 5 km.
- Endurance of 10 hours.
- Maximum weight of 340 kg.
- Payload of 50 kg.
- Fuel weight from 50 to 100 kg.
EDEX 2021 kicked off in Cairo Monday as it was inaugurated by President Sisi who welcomed foreign military commanders and delegations attending the event taking place until December 2.
EDEX 2021 houses the pavilions of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, France, United States and South Korea among others. More than 300 companies belonging to 18 countries, including Egypt, are exhibiting their products at EDEX 2021, which is visited by 76 foreign military delegations.