Super Heron  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018
Maiden Flight: 2014
Total Production: ?
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.

Super Heron Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
Wingspan: 17 meter (56 foot)
Ceiling: 30,000 foot (9,144 meter)
Radius of Operation: 1,000 kilometer (540 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 200 hp (149 kW)
Loiter Speed: 80 KTAS (148 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 150 KTAS (278 kph)
Flight Endurance: 45 hour (1.88 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 1,450 kilogram (3,197 pound)
Payload: 450 kilogram (992 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Super Heron News

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on 11 Feb 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014IAI Unveils Super Heron Heavy Fuel Unmanned Aerial System

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