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Kochav UAV operational in Israel

23rd August 2017 - 11:14 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The Israeli Air Force (IAF) has indicated that its Hermes 900 UAV, known as Kochav, is now operational following crew and flight integration tests.

Tests were led by the IAF’s flight test squadron (FTS) and included examination of all of the aircraft’s systems and capabilities. Tests were conducted at the UAV squadron in Palmahim AFB which operates the platform.

The test series included over twenty sorties of the Elbit Systems-built aircraft, according to the IAF.

‘In the past, this process was performed on all platforms besides the unmanned ones. The Kochav is the first UAV whose entire test series

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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