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IAF to receive additional Heron TP RPAS

13th February 2018 - 11:02 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is delivering additional Heron TP remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to the Israeli Air Force (IAF), the company announced on 7 February.

The IAF's fleet expansion will be accompanied by a 70 percent increase in flight hours. The Heron TP squadron plays a significant role in the IAF, in which RPAS are currently performing approximately 70 percent of its operational activity.

Shaul Shahar, EVP of the military aircraft group at IAI, said: ‘The Heron TP, a member of IAI's Heron family we deliver to Israel's air force, is unique on a global scale and we are proud it is playing a key role in the IAF.

‘The Heron TP allows many different tasks to be performed. This is due to its high performance, with an emphasis on high flight speed, high altitude and enhanced payload capacity; thus allowing long-range multi-role operation with a wide scope of observation and intelligence capabilities.’

The Heron TP is a medium altitude, long endurance RPAS. Integrated with advanced technologies, the aircraft is capable of operating in extreme weather conditions.

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