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Germany Defers MALE UAS Acquisition, Leasing Heron TP from Israel

The German armed forces have shelved a plan to buy a new Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in favor of $650 million lease plan for such vehicles, which will commence operations from Israel beginning in 2018.

New Delhi Nods +$400 Million Israeli Mega Drone Procurement

The Indian government recently approved a plan to procure ten new missile-armed drones from Israel. The proposed sale of the Heron TP to India had been on the table since 2012, but, only after the election of the new Modi government, did it receive the necessary political backing.

Spain Allocates €171 Million to Buy Four ‘Megadrones’

Spain has decided to buy four Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) drones for its air force. According to the Ministry of Defense announcement made on thursday in Madrid, the Government allocated €25 million ($27 million) in the 2016 budget to fund the acquisition of the first system. Both US madse MQ-9 and Israeli Heron TP are considered.

Israel Air Force opts for drones over attack helicopters

Israel has phased out the AH-1S Cobra helicopter gunship, in favour of using more drones, the Reuters news agency reports. The increasing reliance on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) has evolved through the years, as the unmanned aircraft assumed increasingly complex missions, and proved themselves as an indispensable asset in the continuous war against terror along and beyond Israel's borders.

European Aerospace Industries Call For a European MALE Program

Paris, Le Bourget: European aerospace industries and defense establishments are promoting pan-European collaboration in launching a collaborative development of Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE)...

France Opts for U.S. Reapers

France has decided to buy two MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) drones from the USA, to extend the strategic reconnaissance capability of the...

Heron, Reaper and Hermes 900 Compete for Canada’s Arctic mission

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned air system (UAS), General Atomics Reaper and Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 are among three platforms eyed for a Canadian tender to supply an advanced system for operation in the Arctic.

Heron, Reaper and Hermes 900 Compete for Canada’s Arctic mission

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron unmanned air system (UAS), General Atomics Reaper and Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 are among three platforms eyed for a Canadian tender to supply an advanced system for operation in the Arctic.

Eitan – Back in the Air – Again

The Eitan (Heron TP) returned to the sky yesterday after completing a test flight validating the aircraft safety, following eight months investigation that followed a crash of one of the aircraft, due to a wing failure that occurred on a test flight, January 2012.

Poland Plans to Phase Out its Su-22M in Favor of Armed...

Poland is looking to replace its aging strike force, currently flying Su-22 with armed unmanned aerial vehicles. According to Waldemar Skrzypczak Poland’s Deputy Minister of Defense for military procurement, a future procurement of some 30 armed drone equipping three squadrons is being considered.

Israeli Heron TP Crashes on a Test Flight

The Israel Air Force has lost an Eitan (Heron TP) drone while performing a test flight with new payloads. Apparently, the drone's wing broke after takeoff, as the aircraft was testing new capabilities.

IAI Unveils Hovering Aerial and Ground Observation Vehicles at LAAD 2011

IAI will unveil the new Stark IRV, a reconnaissance vehicle developed by IAI's subsidiary Elta Systems, based on a Brazilian platform produced by TAC Motors. We plan to expand our activities in Brazil through cooperation with local companies.” IAI President Yitzhak Nissan comments.

Israel’s Heron TP Could Support French Strategic Intelligence Operations by 2012

Dassault is proposing to support the French Ministry of Defense Intelligence gathering operations with Heron TP Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to be leased from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Dassault and IAI have entered a teaming agreement in 2008 along with Thales and Indra, to jointly offer the Heron TP for strategic intelligence gathering services in France and Spain.

Israel’s Third UAV Squadron to Operate ‘Strategic UAV’

Israel's Air Force (IAF) has formally accepted today the Eitan (Heron TP) unmanned aircraft – the largest UAV built in Israel, and the second largest operational UAV in the...
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