From The Algemeiner
Several months after Iran revealed what it said was a “suicide drone”
– which military experts later deemed a fake – Israel Aircraft
Industries (IAI) recently showcased its own version of a UAV that dive
bombs into its target, Israel’s Globes business site reported on Sunday.
Publicly displayed at a Tel-Aviv-area exhibition last week, the 8 ft
(2.5 meter) long, 51 lb (23 kilo) HAROP reportedly has a 1,000 kilometer
range, and can loiter over a battlefield for six hours, according to
First revealed in 2009 at the Aero India trade show, the
camera-laden, folding-wing HAROP can fly unassisted, or be guided by an
operator, who is also able to abort a mission at the last moment before
the explosive charge in the device hits the target.
India purchased some 40 of the aircraft in a $100 million deal in
2009, according to Globes, and other nations have also purchased
hundreds of the drone.
Watch a video of the HAROP in action:
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