To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Germany to lease IAI’s Heron TP

12th January 2016 - 16:52 GMT | by Pieter Bastiaans in Breda


Germany will lease up to five Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP UAVs ahead of the eventual development of a European MALE UAS in the mid-2020s.

Germany’s defence minister Ursula von der Leyen announced on 12 January that chief of staff Inspector General Volker Wieker had informed parliament about his decision to lease the Heron TP as the Bundeswehr’s new MALE UAS.

The Heron 1 is currently in use as an interim solution for Germany’s SAATEG programme, which is being provided by Airbus Defence and Space together with IAI. 

The decision to opt for another IAI solution is likely to

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Pieter Bastiaans


Pieter Bastiaans

A resident from Breda, the Netherlands, Pieter Bastiaans is an independent defence correspondent and photographer …

Read full bio

Share to