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Air Hopper demonstrated to IDF

20th October 2017 - 11:56 GMT | by Joe Charlaff in Jerusalem


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is continuing the development of its Air Hopper VTOL UAS platform, having recently completed a proof of concept demonstration to Israeli defence and military officials.

The Air Hopper simulated the carrying of a seriously-wounded soldier to an evacuation point for life-saving treatment, airborne monitoring of vital signs and real-time dispatch to the ground. 

The system operator supervises the execution of the mission and the convoy's vehicles in real-time from a safe area outside the threat range of the battlefield.

Describing the next stage of development, IAI told Shephard that the project has to be of proven

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Joe Charlaff


Joe Charlaff

Joe is a freelance correspondent based in Israel

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