Sunday, February 21, 2010

Now this has to be making some people very nervous

Israel’s air force on Sunday introduced a fleet of huge pilotless planes that can remain in the air for a full day and fly as far as the Persian Gulf, putting rival Iran within its range.

The Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86 feet (26 meters), making them the size of Boeing 737 passenger jets and the largest unmanned aircraft in Israel’s military. The planes can fly at least 20 consecutive hours and are primarily used for surveillance and carrying diverse payloads.
'Diverse payloads'. I would imagine.


James R. Rummel said...

Good post!

Keith said...

and we know that the Israeli's can get through the best radar systems in the region without being seen.

Mike W. said...

Excellent news, especially given the recent news about Iran's nuclear program.

Firehand said...

At this point, anything that makes the Iranian government have second thoughts is a Good Thing.