Al Tariq on Target
Ushering in a new era of capability for the UAE’s growing defense business is the Al Tariq glide-bomb kit family produced by Tawazun Dynamics. The joint venture between Tawazun (51 percent) and South Africa’s Denel Dynamics (49 percent) was announced in September 2012 at the AAD show in Pretoria. Based on Denel’s Umbani weapon, Al Tariq is a modular family of bomb kits that turn regular freefall bombs into stand-off precision-guided weapons. Here at the show four Al Tariq models are being presented with the UAE Air Force and Air Defense Dassault Mirage 2000-9 in the static display, suggesting that this might be the first platform to be integrated with the new weapon.