Photo Courtesy of ADCOM Systems
The YABHON United 40 Block 6 is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV produced in the United Arab Emirates by ADCOM Systems. At the 2015 International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), ADCOM Systems announced an antisubmarine warfare (ASW) variant of the U-40 (the Block 6) has been developed in cooperation with Finmeccanica subsidiary Whitehead Alenia Sistemi Subacquei (WASS).
The Block 5 aircraft has an endurance of over 100 hours and a ceiling of 26,000 feet. The Navy UAV has a wingspan of 17.53 meters and a length of 11.13 meters with a payload capacity of 1050 kg (2315 lb).
The Block 6 will deploy sonobuoys and carry a single lightweight torpedo. Acoustic data collected from sonobuoy arrays will be pre-processed onboard the aircraft and shared with other units via a data link. The aircraft will test drop a torpedo in support of UAE Naval Forces later in 2015.
7 March 2013 - UAV United-40 Block 5,test flight near Abu Dhabi,UAE.