IAI contracted to supply air force $50m. of drones

Israel Aircraft Industries has been contracted to supply the Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, also known as the Machatz 1, to the Israel Ai

By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN, JPOST STAFF, THE JERUSALEM POST
September 11, 2005 17:42
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Israel Aircraft Industries has been contracted to supply the Heron unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, also known as the Machatz 1, to the Israel Air Force (IAF), a spokesman for the company announced Sunday. The order is valued in excess of $50 million, and includes long-term maintenance contract. The Heron can fly at an altitude of 30,000 feet and an endurance of over 40 hours. Moshe Keret, President of Israel Aircraft Industries , said "We are proud and pleased to have been selected by Israel's Ministry of Defense to provide the Machatz 1 to the Israel Air Force. This system represents a significant step function for the IAF widely recognized as leaders in the deployment and integration of UAVs."

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