TEL AVIV (Aug. 23)
Israel Aircraft Industries has been awarded part of a $21 million Pentagon contract to provide training and support systems for unmanned surveillance airplanes.
The Short Range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, as the drone is officially known, is equipped with video cameras and other reconnaissance devices that enable the plane to fly into dangerous situations and gather date at no human risk.
The contract was signed in the United States last week.
The unmanned vehicle was described by a spokesman for TRW, an American defense manufacturer which shares in the contract with IAI, as “the future in unmanned aerial vehicles.”