Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently signed a $200 million contract to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to a country in Asia.
The services relate to IAI’s Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This is the fourth major UAS transaction that IAI has announced this year.
Controlled remotely from sea frigates or the seashore, the Heron supports ground and maritime missions against submarines and coastal guards. It transmits information while at sea, including between all the weapon systems participating in a mission.
The Heron UAS may be fitted with LOS or SATCOM communication, and features "long runner" operational flexibility with automated remote takeoff, landing, and control with no need for deploying a control post near the runway.