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Paris Air Show: Tight timeframe in Heron saga

20th June 2017 - 15:30 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Paris


The unmanned systems arm of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is hopeful that a decision on the proposed lease of Heron TP medium altitude, long endurance UAVs to Germany will be made in the coming weeks.

After this point the German elections will begin in earnest which would further delay a decision on the long-awaited and increasingly controversial programme.

Shaul Shahar, executive VP military aircraft group at IAI, told Shephard that the company was waiting to see what the outcome will be after the latest courtroom decision on 31 May.

‘As you know, it has been published all over the world,

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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