The Elbit-made Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicle can disrupt the activity of any enemy that attacks Israel, and brings with it a real improvement in real-time intelligence gathering capabilities, IAF officers responsible for its operations told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.

The medium-altitude, long-endurance drone came into service during a sped-up process in the first days of last summer’s Gaza conflict.

Maj. O. [full name withheld], head of the Hermes 900 Elbit Department and an IAF drone squadron operator, led the development and introduction of the drone. […]