UAE’s Calidus Developing Light Attack Aircraft

Issue: 3 / 2019Photo(s): By Calidus

The UAE is reportedly developing its first light attack aircraft. The defence company Calidus, is manufacturing the aircraft named B250, which is currently being tested. The aircraft has multi-role capabilities for modern and asymmetrical warfare, including close air support, counter-insurgency as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. It can also serve as a basic and advanced trainer. The plane, which is built out of carbon fiber, was displayed in International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi in February 2019.