Israeli Air Force replacing its manned SEA SCAN MP
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is replacing its manned SEA SCAN MPAs, with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) maritime version of the HERON 1 (SHOVAL) UAS set to take over in this role. The maritime HERON 1 system is displayed at IMDEX ASIA 2017 in Singapore.
The IAF ordered additional HERON 1 UAS equipped with a maritime radar and electro-optical payload that will make them more suitable for their growing role in carrying out maritime patrol and intelligence gathering missions on everyday bases.
The maritime model of HERON 1 consist an advanced EO al payload – the MOSP, made by the TAMAM division of IAI and the lightweight airborne maritime surveillance radar made by ELTA.