The Al Tariq precision-guided bomb kit that has been developed jointly by Abu Dhabi-based Tawazun Holdings and Denel Dynamics of South Africa is being displayed at the ongoing EDEX 2018.
As a family of strap-on bomb kit systems used on Mk81 and Mk82 bombs, the Al Tariq provides the user with all-weather, day or night operational capabilities. The precision munition makes use of GPS/INS guidance or Imaging Infrared (IIR) with complete Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) capability, or a Semi-active Laser (SAL) seeker. The combat proven weapon can also be fitted with an RF proximity fuse for area targeting, using a pre- fragmented warhead.
The Al Tariq also offers autonomous target acquisition with stand-off attack capability. Wing kits or motors can be added to increase the stand-off range and different adaptations including seekers, fuzes and warheads, utilising a common airframe are possible. The weapon can be integrated wirelessly with the launch aircraft.
The Al Tariq has been integrated on UAE Air Force Mirage 2000s and Hawk aircraft. It is primarily used for offensive counter-air strikes to destroy targets such as hardened aircraft shelters, runway cratering, runway denial, aircraft on tarmac. It can be used for battlefield interdiction and close air support.
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