HALCON Unveils UAE’s First Air Defence Missile

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:40pm
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    SkyKnight - the first UAE designed and manufactured counter-rocket, artillery, and mortar (C-RAM) missile system - (Photo: AETOSWire)
    EDGE, the parent company of HALCON, has been developing a short-range air defence system, as has Germany-based Rheinmetall AG, which was actively seeking a missile system to form part of its Skynex air defence system.
  • The companies decided to jointly offer a solution, with HALCON providing SkyKnight, the missile system to the highly regarded Oerlikon Skynex Air Defence System, which sets new standards with its unique open architecture.
  • Faisal Al Bannai, EDGE Group CEO and Managing Director said: SkyKnight is the UAEs first, but will not be the last air defence missile developed by HALCON.
  • Countries that have rolled out Skyguard systems will ultimately upgrade to Skynex, placing HALCON, its SkyKnight C-RAM missile system, and the UAE at the forefront of air defence system innovation.