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IAI to introduce Heron TP UAV export variant in India

World Defense & Security Industry News - IAI
IAI to introduce Heron TP UAV export variant in India
IAI will introduce the Long-Range Long-Endurance (MALE) Heron TP-XP at the forthcoming Aero India show in Bangalore, India. The Heron TP-XP is a special export version of the Heron TP, which has been in service with the Israel Air Force since 2010. The Heron TP-XP constitutes a multitasking, multi-payload strategic air superiority aircraft, integrating the most advanced of IAI technologies.
IAI to ntroduce Heron TP UAV export variant in India 640 001IAI's new Heron TP-XP MALE UAV 
(Credit: IAI)
The Heron TP-XP is the latest member of the Heron family, a significant advantage to Heron clients worldwide, and operates within the same operational concepts, which are based on the knowledge and experience accumulated in IAI for over 40 years, with 1,500,000 cumulative UAV flight hours and over than 50 operational clients.

The Heron TP-XP is characterized by safety and reliability standards which are among the highest in the world, and is capable of operating in extreme weather conditions. This UAV also meets accepted world standards and complies with STANAG 4671.

Shaul Shahar, IAI VP and General Manager of the Military Aircraft Division, said: "We are proud to introduce the latest IAI development in the UAV field in India, which is an IAI strategic customer. The Heron TP-XP allows air supremacy at a different level than currently exists in India, with an emphasis on double flight speed, high altitude and enhanced payload capability. This system is the latest derivative of the Heron TP, considered to be one of the world's leading UAVs. The possibility of offering the Heron TP-XP opens up additional opportunities by allowing us to expand the range of solutions we can offer to our clients."

IAI has many years of experience in the UAV field in India, in full partnership with local defence industries. The company is constantly promoting local production and transfer of technologies, and is working hard to further strengthen and deepen the relationship in the future. Heron TP-XP is an important element for IAI in this ongoing cooperation.