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Calidus pursues B-250 light attack aircraft programme

Novaer came up with an all-carbon fibre design offering reduced weight, improved manoeuvrability and autonomy, and an extended service life, according to Calidus. Ballistic protection is available if required. The aircraft offers maximum autonomy of 12 hours and a top speed of 301kts (557km/h).

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Dubai Airshow 2017: Calidus showcases B-250

The B-250 has been part of the Bader programme that originated in 2015 with a range of partners including Brazilian company Novaer, the provider of the aircraft’s structure, and Rockwell Collins, the manufacturer of the onboard avionics system with its Pro Line Fusion technology.

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Dubai Air Show 2017: Calidus e Novaer lançam aeronave B-250 desenvolvida em parceria

O lançamento da aeronave contou com presença do comandante da Força Aérea Brasileira, Tenente-Brigadeiro do Ar Nivaldo Rosato, e do Chefe do Estado Maior do Comando-Geral de Apoio (COMGAP), Major-Brigadeiro do Ar José Augusto Crepaldi. Os executivos da Novaer também foram prestigiados pelo Secretário de Produtos de Defesa, Dr. Flávio Augusto Correa Basílio, representando o ministro Raul Jungmann, e pelo Diretor do Departamento de Produtos de Defesa, Brigadeiro do Ar Paulo Roberto de Barros Chã. Eles estavam em companhia do embaixador do Brasil, Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja. O comparecimento das autoridades foi mais uma demonstração do fundamental apoio da Força Aérea Brasileira à indústria nacional de Defesa.

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Dubai Airshow 2017 : Le Calidus fait son entrée

Le programme n’en est encore qu’à son stade préliminaire, l’industriel indiquant que la production de série pourrait intervenir « dans un futur proche », même si les commandes ne sont pas encore à l’ordre du jour.

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UAE-based Calidus showcases new B-250 light attack aircraft

The B-250 – previously designated the Bader – was designed in collaboration with the Brazilian vendor Novaer and Rockwell Collins in the U.S. Novaer was responsible for the B-250’s airframe. In fact, the lead designer of the B-250 was Joseph Kovács, who also designed the Embraer Tucano, that reported by Aviation Week.

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Dubai Airshow 2017 : B-250, l’avion d’attaque “made in UAE”

Novaer à conçu une plateforme constituée à 100 % en fibre de carbone. Une matière légère qui selon Calidus autorise de meilleures performances (En manoeuvrabilité et en autonomie) et une meilleure durée de vie. L’autonomie maximale de l’avion serait de 12 heures et la vitesse maximale annoncée est de 301 noeuds (557 km/h). L’industriel emirati explique que la firbre de carbonne est aussi résistante que le métal mais que des éléments de blindages peuvent être ajoutés à la demande du client.

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Parceria com os Emirados Árabes coloca a Novaer na vitrine do mercado aeroespacial mundial.

O lançamento da aeronave contou com presença do comandante da Força Aérea Brasileira, Tenente-Brigadeiro-do-Ar Nivaldo Rosato, e do Chefe do Estado Maior do Comando-Geral de Apoio (COMGAP), Major-Brigadeiro do ar José Augusto Crepaldi. Os executivos da Novaer foram também prestigiados pelo Secretário de Produtos de Defesa, Dr. Flávio Augusto Correa Basílio, representando o ministro Raul Jungmann, e o pelo Diretor do Departamento de Produtos de Defesa, Brigadeiro do Ar Paulo Roberto de Barros Chã. Eles estavam em companhia do embaixador do Brasil, Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja. O comparecimento das autoridades foi mais uma demonstração do fundamental apoio da Força Aérea Brasileira à indústria nacional de Defesa.

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Emirati Light Attack Aircraft Breaks Cover

Developed under conditions of some secrecy in just 20 months, the B-250 has been designed by Novaer at São José dos Campos, near São Paulo, under the leadership of Joseph Kovács, who created the Embraer Tucano. The B-250 draws on Kovács’s work in producing the redesigned Golden Aircraft/US Aircraft Corporation A-67 Dragon, but incorporates significant elements of composite structure. It has a stepped tandem cockpit and is powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68 that develops 1,600 shp.

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UAE’S CALIDUS LLC SHOWCASES B-250 COUNTERINSURGENCY ATTACK AIRCRAFT

Manufacturers of these aircraft claim that by virtue of using turboprop engines (particularly the ubiquitous PT6A-series), these aircraft have lower operating costs, yet they – like costlier fast jets such as the F-16 – can deploy precision-guided munitions for CAS and targeted strike engagements in asymmetrical and low-intensity threat environments, such as COIN.

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Dubai Airshow: Made in the UAE

The B-250 is claimed to be “the first military fighter ever developed in the UAE”, but it has been co-developed with Brazil’s Novaer, and is understood to have been designed by that company’s Hungarian-born chief designer, Joseph Kovács.

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UAE’s Latest Aircraft Introduced by Calidus

Surrounded by weapons which can be hung on its seven hardpoints, and additionally fitted with an electro-optical sensor turret under the forward fuselage, the B-250 is offered for close air support; intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance; counter-insurgency; and advanced training.

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