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Paris Air Show: IAI inducts new TUAS to Heron family

10th June 2019 - 13:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has launched a third addition to its unmanned Heron collection, with the TUAS to be known as T-Heron.

Developed for ground troop and coastguard operators the vehicle itself has not yet undergone flight testing to fully mature systems, but capabilities including a 150kg maximum payload, 120kt maximum speed limit, 24h endurance, 24,000ft altitude ceiling, SATCOM BVLOS feasibility and runway independence, are all based on the designs and capabilities of four existing Heron iterations.

The aircraft can also carry up to four payloads: one for COMINT functions, an EO/IR laser designator, a maritime patrol radar and a

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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