Israel Aerospace Industries IAI unveils its new Super Heron Unmanned Aerial System 1202141


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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 07:47 AM
Israel Aerospace Industries IAI unveils its new Super Heron Unmanned Aerial System.
Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) revealed its new Super Heron heavy fuel Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) during a special ceremony held at the IAI chalet at the Singapore Air Show. "The Super Heron introduces the latest technology and redefines Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Systems", said Joseph Weiss, IAI's president and CEO.

The IAI Super Heron UAV Unmanned Aerial System at Singapore AirShow 2014.

Developed by IAI to meet growing interest among leading customers, the Super Heron features a heavy fuel 200 horsepower engine and an advanced propulsion system, which significantly enhances the UAS's capacity, rate of climb, and performance. Super Heron's air speed exceeds one hundred and fifty KTAS (knots true airspeed(.

Super Heron's advanced avionics, triple redundancy and advanced computerized systems enhance its growth potential. Enhanced processing capabilities, increased electrical power, and standard interface architecture, allow for the simple integration of new payloads. The system consists of multiple proven operational configurations for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition & reconnaissance missions, maritime patrol and other missions. Multi-sensor capabilities, state-of-the-art communications and proven airspace integration are among its leading features.

IAI's Heron is considered to be the world's leading multimission multi-payload UAS. It is in operational use with the Israel Air Force and with another twenty users worldwide, and has proven its unique and reliable capabilities in key areas around the globe. IAI's various UAS have accumulated over 1.1 million operational flight hours around the world, while the Heron family has accumulated 250,000 operational flight hours worldwide.