One Year Anniversary in Mali

One Year Anniversary in Mali 7 December, 2017

The Heron 1 UAV system, which is stationed at the Gao air base for the German Armed Forces, completed one year of flight operations in Mali, logging its 3,000th flight hour in November 2017. 

The system’s maiden flight took place in Mali on 1 November 2016 after the contract was signed in June 2016.

Three Heron 1 aircraft are stationed at the air base in Gao, located in northeastern Mali. Manufactured by the Israeli company IAI, Heron 1 is an unarmed medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAS for the respective theatre of operations. The aircraft has a wingspan of 17 metres and a maximum mission endurance of over 24 hours.

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