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ISDEF: IDF to receive Skylark 3 tranche

31st May 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are preparing to receive the first tranche of Skylark 3 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in June, service officials have disclosed.

According to Major Itai Turgeman, Deputy Commander of the IDF Artillery’s Skyrider Unit (which retains operational control of Skylark 1 UAS), an undisclosed number of air frames will be delivered to multiple base locations in the vicinity of Israel’s border areas with an initial operating capability scheduled to begin almost immediately. 

Full operating capability will be achieved when the remaining deliveries of UAS are completed later in the year, although Turgeman was unable to provide

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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