Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is in the process of developing a smaller version of its Harop loitering munition, which the manufacturer expects to unveil in 2015.

One-fifth of the size of the current system, the new munition will appeal to operators that require a less expensive system for shorter endurance missions.

“What we are thinking about is downsizing for smaller applications,” a company representative told Flightglobal at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris. “We see a requirement for even more surgical precision.” […]