Operator: Israel
Status: In Service
Number: 12 *estimate
General Specs
Country of origin: Israel
Role: Unarmed reconnaissance
Manufacturer: Aeronautics
Introduced: 2000-2001
Take-Off: Runway (CTOL)
Landing: Runway (CTOL)
Power plant: Zanzottrra 498i
Thrust: 38 hp
Wingspan: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Length: 15 ft (4.5 m)
Height: 4.3 ft (1.3 m)
Max takeoff weight: 485 lb (220 kg)
Max payload: 110 lb (50 kg)
Fuel capacity:
Speed: 126 mph (202.8 km/h)
Ceiling: 18,000 ft (5486.4 M)
Endurance: > 12 hours
Range: 155 miles (249.4 km) *SATCOM Data Link Optional
Operators: Ground Control Station with Remote Video Terminals
Armament: None
Radar/Sensors: Stabilized high definition Electro-optic/Infrared sensors
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
Communications Intelligence (COMMINT) and Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) sensors
Misc Systems: SATCOM Data Link
Flight Management System (UMAS)
Human Machine Interface


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Israel Bans Two Manufacturers From UAS Sales to Poland

Israel’s ministry of defence has reacted to a potential procurement scandal in Poland by banning two of its leading manufacturers from selling unmanned air systems to the European nation. The decision comes on the back of the resignation three months ago of Poland’s deputy defence minister Gen Waldemar Skrzypczak. The officer left his post after […]