Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Air chief Bhadauria flies sortie in HAL's trainer aircraft:-Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria on Thursday undertook a sortie in the basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 here, thereby becoming the first serving Chief of Air Staff to fly in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited developed aircraft at the prototype stage....
  • Screening process for selection of crew for Gaganyaan being done professionally: IAF chief:-Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, has said the screening process for the selection of crew for ISRO's proposed humanspace flight programme-Gaganyaan-is being done professionally. ...
  • Centre inks pact with Goa Shipyard for two missile frigates:-The Centre has signed a contract with the Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) for construction of two advanced missile frigates for the Navy, Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has said....
  • India, US begin first tri-services exercise:-In reflection of growing congruence in bilateral defence ties, armed forces of India and the US on Wednesday began their first tri-services exercise on the Eastern seaboard. The nine-day humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) exercise code-named 'Tiger Triumph' is aimed at developing inter-operability between the militaries of the two countries in HADR operations....

Heron UAV validates long-range mission capabilities

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

The Heron UAV. An IAI photo

TEL AVIV (BNS): The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)-made Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has demonstrated its capabilities for long range missions using satellite communication during an operational test flight held in a South American country.

The demonstration flight was held last month during which the Heron medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAV crossed the Andes - the longest continental mountain range in the world.

The drone, carrying a synthetic aperture radar (SAR), electro optical payload for day and night use, and a communication intelligence system, reliably performed various day and night flights during several days of activity, at ranges extending over 500 km and at altitudes of more than 25,000 ft, IAI said.

The system successfully demonstrated its performance under extreme weather conditions which are typical to the Andes, including strong winds, very heavy cloudiness and icing conditions.

"This latest demonstration proves Heron's advanced capabilities and its compatibility with challenging conditions in various areas around the world. In South America, Heron is operational in several countries, including Ecuador, where it has been operating in its maritime configuration for over two years, to the satisfaction of the local Navy," the Israeli defence firm said.

Heron is also operational in the Himalayas, where it operates routinely under extreme weather conditions, takes off and lands on runways located in height of 11,000 ft, and reaches heights of over 30,000 ft.

IAI said it is working on developing an advanced variant of the multi-mission UAV which will feature advanced engine, new communication system and modern avionics among others to enhance the Heron's performance in various areas.

Tags:

Heron  UAV  IAI  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Uzbekistan ink pacts on cooperation in security ties

India and Uzbekistan have inked three pacts on cooperation in security ties after a meeting between the defence ministers of the two countries, the Indian defence ministry has said.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2019

Image Gallery