Home Tags Heron

Tag: Heron

Heavy Drones set to Roam the European Skies

Two leading manufacturers of remotely piloted aircraft systems are nearing the goal of certifying unmanned aerial systems (UAV) for operation in the same airspace with manned aircraft, thus removing a major barrier to entry for drones that restricted the operation of large drones over the populated areas in Europe, Canada, and the USA. Elbit Systems of Israel and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. are the two forerunners in this field, followed by IAI and Northrop Grumman.

IAI Heron RPAS – Operations in Civilian Airspace

The Heron I RPAS has been operating over the Mediterranean Sea and Southern Europe under this authorization as part an experiment run by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency FRONTEX, evaluating the use of air patrols to spot illegal immigrants from North Africa.

Unmanned Peacekeepers Over Africa

United Nations peacekeepers in Africa are expanding the use of drones to improve force protection and better secure the civilian communities in conflict areas. The UN is expected to select a supplier for a larger MALE drone to succeed the Falco UAVs operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. Such drones will soon launch operations from two bases in Mali, in support of UN operations in the Sahara.

IAI, Thales Integrate a New Datalink in Heron UAS

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Thales have conducted risk reduction flight tests for the integration of Thales and Elisra’s NATO STANAG 7085 data link on board the Heron Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV).

Israeli UAS at the Paris Air Show 2015

Addressing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) market demands with new systems and capabilities Israel is displaying a wide range of UAS at the Paris Air Show 2015

IAI set to produce drones, radars in Brazil

LAAD 2015: IAI set to expand operations in Brazil, investing in a number of strategic partnerships

Seoul is buying US and Israeli drones

Seoul plans to spend 40 billion won (US$36.5 million) buying three Heron I MALE drones from Israel. The drones will support the frontline corps along the northwestern border with North Korea

French Air Force tests UAV control via SATCOM

The flight represents a first operational test of a "Reachback" concept for the Harfang, proving that the UAS piloting functions could be transferred from the cockpit in Niger, where the UAV took off from, to the cockpit in Cognac almost 5,000 km away, for the activation and control of the drone's sensors

Switzerland Selects the Israeli Hermes 900 for its Future Drone

Switzerland has selected the Hermes 900 Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as the successor for IAI/Ruag Ranger UAV that has been in service with the Swiss Air Force since 2001. The first drones under the $280 million acquisition plan will be delivered by 2017

Australia Continues Heron I Mission in Afghanistan

While coalition forces begin to withdraw from Afghanistan, the Heron I remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operated with the Australian Heron Detachment is set to...

IAI Designed its New Drone to be an MTCR Compliant Platform

IAI's newest unmanned aerial vehicle is designed with range and payload performance just below the maximum performance set under the Missile Technology Control Regime...

Israeli Herons Supplied through France end up in Morocco

International media sources have reported recently that Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) has acquired the three 'Harfang' unmanned aerial systems retired by the French...

Indian Government Approves Procurement of 15 New Heron UAVs

The Indian government has cleared a new procurement of up to 15 Heron I unmanned aerial systems from israel, as part of an effrot...

Unmanned Systems Soaring over Tel-Aviv

Citizens of the seaside town of Rishon Lezion, south of Tel-Aviv woke up today to an unfamiliar sound, as an IAI Heron I unmanned...