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Germany leases Heron TP 16 January, 2016

Germany has decided to rent Israel’s most recent UAV, build by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as an interim solution for the Bundeswehr's medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) UAV requirements. The decision was announced to the German parliament (Bundestag) on 12 January. The new UAV will enter service in 2018. Germany will fly with IAI Heron 1 UAVs until Heron TP enters into service. Heron 1 served to the Bundeswehr in Afghanistan.

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