Heron UAS operators offered airframe ‘transplant’


Existing operators of the Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air system are being offered a way of getting the advanced performance of the heavy fuel engine-powered Super Heron, by taking the avionics package of the older version and “transplanting” it into the new model’s enlarged fuselage…


IAF needs a ‘mirage’ touch

The IAF’S fighter strength has been a cause of worry. It is hoped that the new government will take an early decision on clearing the purchase of 126 French Rafale multi-role combat jets. Negotiations have been underway since January 2012.
There is a sense of urgency as further delays in the acquisition will upset the IAF’s plan to sustain its minimum operational strength…