One of Israel’s largest drones crashed, an army investigative committee has decided to allow the IAF’s fleet of Eitan-type Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to resume operations.
The Eitan drone is able to reach great distances, reportedly as far as Iran and Libya, fly for 20 hours straight at a maximum speed of 143 knots and reach a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet.
The investigation into the crash suggested that the incident was the result of a technical malfunction. An IAF senior official explained that the investigation showed a malfunction in the material that makes up the wing of the aircraft.
The malfunction was fixed over the past few months, enabling Eitan to resume operations.