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Upgraded Heron given longer legs

29th January 2020 - 09:46 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


In an expansion of its unmanned portfolio, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) plans to unveil a new member of the Heron UAV family at the Singapore Airshow – the Heron MK II.

As well as payload, ceiling and speed enhancements, the Heron MK II brings a new operational concept developed by IAI that allows it to operate far from the ground station and refuel in remote areas.

The Heron MK II is powered by a new Rotax 915 IF engine, which has been adapted specifically by Rotax to the operational needs of the new UAV, according to Avi Bleser, VP

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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