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Heron MK II  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2021
Maiden Flight: 2014
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Super Heron
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI)
Parent System: Heron
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1982
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Heron and Heron TP
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Description: The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Super Heron is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) using a 200-hp heavy fuel engine and an advanced propulsion system. The new Heron features enhanced capacity, triple redundant advanced avionics, increased rate of climb and performance as well as safe dual automatic takeoff and landing system. Using a variety of payloads and communications equipment, the Super Heron is suitable for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR), maritime patrol and other missions. The aircraft has been designed to operate at ranges of 250 kilometers using line-of-sight communications or up to 1,000 kilometers using SATCOM communications for up to 45 hours. The Super Heron UAS was unveiled at the Singapore Air Show on February 11, 2014. The re-designed Heron MK II was launched in January 2020.

Heron MK II Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
Dimensions
Wingspan: 17 meter (56 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 35,000 foot (10,668 meter)
Radius of Operation: 1,000 kilometer (540 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 200 hp (149 kW)
Speed
Loiter Speed: 80 KTAS (148 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 140 KTAS (259 kph)
Time
Flight Endurance: 45 hour (1.88 day)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 1,450 kilogram (3,197 pound)
Payload: 450 kilogram (992 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Heron MK II News

There are 2 news between
11 Feb 2014 and 29 Jan 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020IAI to Unveil Heron MK II Medium Altitude Long Endurance
Tuesday, February 11, 2014IAI Unveils Super Heron Heavy Fuel Unmanned Aerial System

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