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Tuesday, December 08, 2009


This is from a JPost article about an IDF request for proposals for the development of a stealthy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that would be capable of flying undetected in combat zones.
In an effort to increase its intelligence-gathering capabilities, the IAF will in the coming months establish a new squadron of Heron TP Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), called the Eitan, manufactured by IAI.

The Heron TP is the largest Israeli UAV, with a 26-meter wingspan, the same as a Boeing 737. It weighs 4,650 kilograms and can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet.

The Heron TP is capable of reaching Iran and, according to Defense News, is capable of carrying more than a ton of weapons as well as specialized sensors, electronic warfare and targeting gear in its forward section, its principal payload bay and on each tail of its twin boom.

That's the Herron at the top of this post.


At 8:09 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

I'd bet its already been in use over Iran for intelligence-gathering, supplementing what Israel already knows from satellite reconnaissance.

At 9:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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