Drones are a key part of the arsenal of regular or state and irregular or non-state forces worldwide.
The Israel Air Force is working to upgrade the range and capabilities of its long-range strategic Eitan drone, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
According to Lt.-Col. S., commander of the 210 “White Eagle” Eitan Squadron, the new upgrades will bring the drone to the scale of Northrop Grumman’s Global Hawk, a high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft system used by the US Air Force and Navy since 2001.
“Everything about the next generation Eitan is bigger and better,” said Eitan UAV Operator Lt. T., as IAF technicians worked on the aircraft at the Tel Nof Air Base near Rehovot.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Israel (IL) is estimated to have a population of 8.6 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.7% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.8 million.