Hermes 450

The Israeli Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd (more formally NETS, Integrated Avionics Systems, specialized in providing Defence systems), Elbit Systems and IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) have already submitted to the Chilean government their offers aimed at meeting the needs of the local air force in terms of supply of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).

However specifically, the leaders of the defense of Santiago would be evaluating, respectively, the C version of the Aerostar, the Elbit’s Hermes 450s and 900s and the IAI’s Heron.

The FACH (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) will use these drones especially for surveillance tasks of its territory, and really it has already had the opportunity to test -driven by Israeli technicians on the ground- the operational qualities of the Aerostars, on the occasion of the earthquake that devastated the Country last March. Since then, the government of Santiago has extended to the Israeli companies his invitation to submit their proposals.

This is why representatives of FACH have already gone in the plants in lists for its potential order

By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.