Sunday, February 21, 2010

New drones join Israeli air fleet

Israel has a new fleet of drones capable of flying at 40,000 feet for 20 hours with a range that could take them well into Iranian territory.

Israel has employed drones since 1982, but had the most effective use of the pilotless Heron TP drone aircraft within the last couple years.
These new craft can be laden with cargo (i.e., weapons) or used for surveillance.

These latest versions of the Heron TP are the size of a Boeing 737, dwarfing a typical F-15 fighter aircraft.
Drones, unmanned aerial aircraft, are considered by some to be the most versatile tools in the arsenal of modern warfare.

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