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The Scarab is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed under contract for the Egyptian armed forces. Its primary mission is low-level photo reconnaissance.

The Scarab uses a turbojet engine and a booster motor originally designed for the Harpoon missile (see separate database entry); booster-assisted takeoff is the normal launch mode. Recovery is by a two-stage parachute, which is deployed once the engine is shut off. To cushion the impact of landing, inflatable air bags are...

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