TEL AVIV (Jul. 16)
Israel Aircraft Industries has delivered to the Israeli air force the first of its new series of unmanned pilotless aircraft, or drones.
The state-of-the-art drone, named “Searcher,” is about 13 feet long and has a 23-foot wingspan. It is an updated version of a series of highly successful Israeli-designed pilotless aircraft in use with the Israeli air force and other nations’ militaries.
The Searcher can stay aloft for far longer periods than its predecessors and fly greater distances. It can also carry a larger payload than other drones.