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AL TARIQ Details Enhanced Block 2 Precision Guided Missiles System

AL TARIQ Details Enhanced Block 2 Precision Guided Missiles System
AL TARIQ Details Enhanced Block 2 Precision Guided Missiles System

AL TARIQ Details Enhanced Block 2 Precision Guided Missiles System

Company Augments Capabilities and Effectiveness of Missiles

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 February 2021

– AL TARIQ, an EDGE Group company involved in the design and manufacturing of precision guided munitions (PGMs), is showcasing its integration of the AL TARIQ guidance kit on a newly developed Penetration Warhead.

The programme is currently in the final phases of qualification and field testing and will be ready for production towards the end of 2021.

This new development will enhance AL TARIQ’s capabilities to successfully engage hardened targets. In line with its participation at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2021) taking place from 21 to 25 February, in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, AL TARIQ is also providing details on the major upgrades to its family of PGMs.

The system integration onto a new generation Penetration Warhead is a milestone achievement for the company, making it possible to field such a purpose-built warhead on the guidance kit.

This new feature enhances the capability to neutralise strategic infrastructure such as bridges, reinforced shelters, control centres and fortified installations utilising the warhead’s superb penetrating performance.  

AL TARIQ is also briefing stakeholders on the enhancements implemented to its family of PGMs, which have recently been updated to the Block 2 specifications.

The upgrade boasts a host of latest technology improvements, including an enhanced navigation solution, a new Height-Of-Burst-Sensor (HOBS) capability for airburst applications and a weapon system that is capable of being digitally integrated on aircraft requiring either MIL-STD-1760 or DIGIBUS interfacing.

The upgrade further boosts the integration of AL TARIQ’s PGMs with a new “PowerPack” that equips the weapons with a pre-flight power source, as well as greater mission flexibility through leveraging cockpit fuze programmability.

Rendering it highly effective in neutralising its target, the weapons system incorporates the latest Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Receiver technology as well as a highly sophisticated GPS anti-jamming solution.

Theunis Botha, CEO of AL TARIQ said: “Innovation lies at the heart of our operations and is critical to ensure that our weapons remain at the cutting-edge of what is required for the modern-day battlefield.

The integration of our first-ever Penetration Warhead reflects the versatility of our PGM systems. We remain focused on providing customers with the solutions they require to maintain the highest levels of effectiveness.

Our Block 2 upgrade is also testament to our commitment to delivering best-in-class capabilities in international markets.”

AL TARIQ is part of the Weapons and Missiles cluster within EDGE, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond that ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world


AL TARIQ is the first UAE-based manufacturer of precision guided systems for conventional air munitions. 

The company is a regional leader in aerial weaponry, matching the quality of global manufacturers at a smaller scale, yet remaining cost effective.

Established in 2012, AL TARIQ leverages production expertise and continuous innovation to deliver new products as well as production process improvements.

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EDGE is an advanced technology group established to develop agile, bold and disruptive solutions for defence and beyond.

Enabling a secure future, it is dedicated to bringing innovative technologies and services to market with greater speed and efficiency. 

Consolidating over 25 entities and employing more than 13,000 brilliant minds, it offers expertise across five core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Cyber Defence, Electronic Warfare & Intelligence and Mission Support.  

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, EDGE is a catalyst for change – set to revolutionise the industry and change its fundamentals.

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