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IDEX 2023: Israeli hydrogen-powered heavy lift UAS to fly by summer

22nd February 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Abu Dhabi


The H2D 55 is a quadcopter-style UAS with additional fixed wings to increase speed and endurance. (Photo: author)

Heven Drones expects the first flights with the hydrogen fuel-powered H2D 55 UAS to take place next July.

Israeli UAS developer and manufacturer Heven Drones showcased its hydrogen fuel cell system-powered UAS concept at IDEX 2023.

During the show, the company’s founder and CEO Bentzion Levinson told Shephard that his goal is not just to develop uncrewed aircraft with cameras, but ‘flying robots'.

‘Essentially we want to help drones take action and do things like robots with humans in many different scenarios,’ he added.

Heven developed its first battery-powered UAS three years ago which had an operational time of about 30 minutes.

Then, in October 2021, the company and Plug Power formed an alliance to jointly develop hydrogen

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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