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Swiss begin trials for a new reconnnaissance UAS

2nd October 2012 - 11:05 GMT | by Pieter Bastiaans in Breda

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The Swiss air force and Armasuisse, the Swiss defence procurement agency, have recently commenced flight testing of two MALE UAS designs, it has emerged.

The Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron 1 and Elbit Systems Hermes 900 were shortlisted by the Swiss armed forces after considering information on 11 different systems by nine UAS manufacturers.

Two Herons underwent a series of tests from 3 September until 21 September. As part of these tests, the all-weather and night capabilities of the Heron 1 were assessed during flights over central Switzerland and the Jura region.

A subsequent series of tests involving the Heron

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Pieter Bastiaans

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A resident from Breda, the Netherlands, Pieter Bastiaans is an independent defence correspondent and photographer …

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