IAI’s Heron TP UAV Reached a Record Altitude of 40,000 ft.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)’s largest and most advanced UAV â€“ the Heron TP has recently reached a new technological and operational record, when it flew, for a substantial period of time, at an altitude of 40,000 ft.
The Heron TP UAV reached this altitude in less than one hour of flight. It flew for three hours and landed perfectly.
The Heron TP is powered by a powerful 1,200 hp Turbo-Prop engine. Its maximum takeoff weight is 4650 Kg, Wing span of 26 meter, and it can loiter for 36 hours.