|Status:||In service||Reportedly on order|
|Acquired:||2010||Deal reportedly struck in August 2015|
|Country of origin:||Israel|
|Role:||Medium altitude long endurance (MALE) reconnaissance|
|Manufacturer:||Israel Aerospace Industries|
|Take-off:||Autonomous conventional take-off|
|Landing:||Autonomous conventional landing|
|Power plant:||Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A|
|Thrust:||1,200 hp (895 kW)|
|Wingspan:||85 ft (26 m)|
|Length:||46 ft (14 m)|
|Maximum takeoff weight:||10,251 lb (4,650 kg)|
|Max payload:||2,200 lb (1000 kg)|
|Speed:||150 mph (241.4 km/h)|
|Ceiling:||45,000 ft (13,716 m)|
|Range:||Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) with SATCOM|
|Laser Range Finder|
|Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)|
|Maritime Patrol Radar (MPR)|
|Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) sensors|
|Communications Intelligence (COMINT) sensors|
|Electronic Support Measures (ESM)|
|Countermeasures/Defenses:||Israeli-made self-defense systems|
|Misc Systems:||Automatic de-icing system|
|Retractable landing gear|
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