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IAI's Heron TP UAV Reached a Record Altitude of 40,000 ft

10th September 2008 - 00:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s largest and most advanced UAV – the Heron TP has recently reached a new technological and operational record, when it flew, for a substantial period of time, at an altitude of 40,000 ft.

The Heron TP UAV reached this altitude in less than one hour of flight. It flew for three hours and landed perfectly.

The Heron TP is powered by a powerful 1,200 hp Turbo-Prop engine. Its maximum takeoff weight is 4650 Kg, Wing span of 26 meter, and it can loiter for 36 hours.

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI)'s Malat Division, through extensive international teaming, manages comprehensive system development, integration and manufacturing of UAV systems that fulfill the interoperability, commonality, and connectivity requirements that users expect. As a result, MALAT has become an acknowledged UAV brand name, with more than 30 years of operational experience in system development, integration, manufacturing, providing integrated logistics support, depot maintenance and technical assistance to fielded operational systems.

Israel Aerospace Industries is one of Israel’s leading technological-industrial companies with around 16,000 employees, generates annual sales of approximately US$3.3 billion. The Company has gained worldwide recognition as the leader in the development of aviation and aerospace technology in the military and civilian markets alike

IAI provides Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and its foreign customers with unique, high-quality technological solutions that meet a wide range of needs on the ground, in the sea, in the air, in space and in the field of homeland security. The Company is a world leader in a wide range of advanced technologies, including development, production, renovation, upgrading, repair and maintenance of aircraft, missiles, launchers, communications satellites, observation satellites and ground services, electronic systems, avionics systems, advanced radar, precision-guided munitions and unmanned aerial vehicles.

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