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Israel investigates cargo potential of Heron

4th March 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by Arie Egozi, Joe Charlaff in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is offering a combat cargo supply drone based on its Heron MK II MALE UAV (pictured).

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has identified an urgent operational need for unmanned delivery of ammunition or medical items to combat zones, and other armed forces are also expressing interest.

While industry works on developing heavier unmanned platforms, IAI has adapted its Heron design to supply small shipments of cargo.

According to Avi Bleser, VP of marketing and sales in the IAI military aircraft group (Malat), the company is in negotiations with potential customers that have identified the capabilities of the …

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