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February 12, 2017
IAI reveals Heron drone export variant ahead of Aero India 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel (UPI) Feb 10, 2017
Israel Aerospace Industries revealed an export version of its Heron TP unmanned aerial vehicle, which is set to be displayed at the Aero India 2017 conference. IAI's export variant is nearly identical to the company's domestic version. The export Heron is fitted to carry smaller payloads than the variant sold to Israel's armed forces, featuring a 992-pound capacity compared to the original Heron's 2,204-pound payload capacity according to IHS Janes. Israeli defense officials note the cha ... read more

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