The E June 30 drone. Press photo
With the world investing billions of dollars annually in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) – or drone – industry, the Nut lies in a category that usually costs $1-2 million, the Head of the Aviation Department at the Military Technical College Ahmed Esmat told Almal News.
The Egyptian authorities have released some of the specifications of the two drones.
- It is named after the 30 June Revolution in 2013, which ended the rule of the Muslim Brotherhood and paved the way for a new constitution and leadership.
- It is the second of the two drones announced with remarkably more advanced capabilities.
- It was manufactured by the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production in cooperation with the Industrial Complex Engineering Robots.
- The drone was fully manufactured in Egypt.
- EJune-30 SW can carry a maximum payload of 260 kilograms.
- EJune-30 SW can fly for up to 24 hours.
- The drone has a maximum operating altitude of 7,000 metres.
- It has a maximum speed of 260 km/hour.
- EJune-30 SW is equipped for the purposes of surveillance and pursuing targets.
- The drone is also capable of carrying out combat operations.
- It is named after Nut, the ancient Egyptian goddess of the sky.
- It is the first of the two drones announced during EDEX 2021.
- It was manufactured by the Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI) in cooperation with the Military Technical College.
- The drone was fully manufactured and designed in Egypt.
- Nut has a maximum payload capacity of 65 kilograms.
- Nut can fly for up to 14 hours.
- The drone has a maximum operating altitude of 5,000 metres.
- Nut has a maximum speed of 180 km/hour.
- It is equipped for the purposes of surveillance, training and pursuing targets.
- The drone is equipped with anti-drone weapons.
- Nut can fly in satellite modes.
Egypt held the second edition of EDEX, where it displayed many new products manufactured locally by the Ministry of Military Production, the AOI, the Arab International Optronics (AIO) and the Alexandria Shipyard Company.
As many as 400 major defence manufacturers, from 40 countries, exhibited their wares at the four-day event.