Australian Air Force Leases Israeli UAVs

Greg Galitzine : Robotics
Greg Galitzine

Australian Air Force Leases Israeli UAVs

Israel Aerospace Industries has delivered an order of Heron unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the Jerusalem Post reports.


The aircraft will be deployed as part of the RAAF's efforts in Afghanistan.


According to the report, as part of the $91-million lease, the RAAF will receive 10 Heron UAVs, mission payloads, Automatic Ground Control Stations as well as spare parts.IAI Heron.jpg

The Heron is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAV that can remain airborne for over 30 hours with a cruising altitude of 30,000 feet and carry a payload of 250 kg. It has a wingspan of 16.6 meters, a takeoff weight of 1,200 kg, an operational range of several hundred kilometers, an automatic takeoff and landing system.

Related Articles to 'Australian Air Force Leases Israeli UAVs'
IAI Heron 2.jpg
Fire Scout MQ 8B.jpg
Northrop Grumman Global Hawk in Palmdale.jpg
Feedback for Australian Air Force Leases Israeli UAVs

Leave a comment