New Israeli combat-ready drone to be unveiled at Paris Air Show

“Designed for tactical missions on the battlefield, the T-Heron is expected to be used extensively by ground troops and coastal guards, announced Israel’s Homeland Security agency.

By World Israel News Staff

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is unveiling its “new tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) of the Heron family: the T-Heron,” reports Israel’s Homeland Security (iHLS) website.

IAI says that it will “reveal” the system at the upcoming Paris Air Show, which is scheduled for June 17 -23 at the Exhibition Center of Le Bourget, a few kilometers north of the French capital.

“Designed for tactical missions on the battlefield, the T-Heron is expected to be used extensively by ground troops and coastal guards, as well as by other protection forces,” says iHLS. “With a versatile design and suitable for a variety of payloads, it features the most advanced IAI technologies,” it adds.

“The T-Heron joins IAI’s Heron UAS Family,” which is the product of “over 40 years [of experience], over 1,700,000 combat flight hours and over 50 operational customers, which use IAI UAS’s in a range of missions, environmental conditions and warfare theaters across the globe,” the website reports.

According to IAI, “the T-heron features one of the highest levels of flight safety and reliability and is resistant to extreme weather conditions.”

It is not the only milestone reported recently by IAI. Last week, it announced that its “Ofek 5 advanced satellite was beginning its 18th year in space. The satellite was launched by the Directorate for Defense Research and Development in the Israel Ministry of Defense, and IAI, by means of the Shavit launcher,” says the company.