National Academy of Sciences of Belarus


Successes of UAVs of NAS of Belarus in United Arab Emirates

From 25 to 27 February 2018 the leading International Exhibition of Unmanned Systems and Simulators UMEX 2018 took place in Abu Dhabi. This event was arranged under the auspices of the royal prince of Abu Dhabi, deputy commander-in-chief of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan with support of the General Staff of the UAE Armed Forces. Such kind of exhibition reflects the tendency of the Middle East and North Africa countries to use high-tech systems, including unmanned systems. The exhibition, which took place within the framework of the Aviation and Aerospace Week, was attended by experts, researchers and specialists who were shown current international products and scientific innovations in unmanned equipment. Over 120 enterprises and companies from 34 countries presented their products in the field of aviation, marine and land unmanned systems at an exhibition area of 17 thousand square meters.

The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus was represented at the exhibition by the Republican Unitary Enterprise "Scientific and Production Center of Multipurpose Unmanned Systems" of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The Belarusian exposition featured the batch-produced UAVs Busel M40, Busel M50, Burevestnik, Burevestnik MB, a dirigible-type UAV, and a control station for training UAV operators and analyzing UAV telemetry, as well as the Belarusian prototype UAV Yastreb, which can carry up to 120kg of payload. Visitors showed strong interest in the technology for designing and manufacturing unmanned aerial systems for various purposes. They were also interested in UAV applications. The high standards and tactical parameters of Belarusian UAVs were praised.