PICS: 'Smart' bombs, attack drones on show in Tshwane

2016-09-15 07:06 - Kyle Venktess, Fin24
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A smart bomb on display at the defence expo in Centurion. (Kyle Venktess, Fin24)

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Johannesburg - The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition is underway at the Air Force Base Waterkloof, in Centurion this week with defence technology taking centre stage. 

Among the highlights of this year’s event was smart bombs, unmanned drones and heat sensor cameras which can be operated from a smartphone. 

The exhibition attracts international guests representing leading defence and military companies and exhibitors from around the world. 

The exhibition - which is expected to run until September 16 - also features an air show expected to take place on the weekend.

Below are photographs from the event, featuring all the latest defence technology on show.

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Sylvie Dascalu, of Vumii Imaging Inc, displays an advanced thermal camera, attached to a smartphone. The thermal camera attachment was originally designed as a gadget for fans, but the company has since found applications for medical, hunting and plumbing purposes.


US Air Force military aircraft are on display at the exhibition.

Claudia Berghahn from Ultimate Aviation displays a drone with a wingspan that can hold up to 80kg on each wing for surveillance equipment.

Military vehicles also formed part of the display at the exhibition.

Sudansese Burkan Smart Bomb from the Safat Aviation Group can be detonated remotely. It has an effective destruction diameter of 150 meters.

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