A leading Israeli electronics firm has unveiled two sophisticated reconnaisance systems, one of which it claims to be unique and can trace the exact location of enemy missiles bases.
A leading Israeli electronics firm has unveiled two sophisticated reconnaisance systems, one of which it claims to be unique and can trace the exact location of enemy missiles bases. On Monday (29 May) Tadiran, the biggest electronic concern in Israel, showed reporters its Radar Analysis System and a mini piloted vehicle in northern Israel.
SYNOPSIS: The mini-remotely piloted vehicle system (R.P.V.) consists of six small planes, a central control system and a video tape and screen. Each plane has a 4.2 metre (13 feet, 8 inches) wingspan an weighs 70 kilograms (150 pounds).
The plane or "bird" as the Tadiran Electronics Company calls it, is directed by a sophisticated radio control system on the ground. The whole R.P.V. system cost half a million dollars to built which is reported to be a quarter of the price for similar systems from the United States. The demonstrations went without hitches. The bird, which can fly at a maximum altitude of 10,000 feet (3,200 metres) and at a speed of 150 kilometres per hour (95 m.p.h.) for up to six hours, had a perfect inaugural flight.
The plane can carry 15 kilograms (32 pounds) of reconnaisance equipment and a camera mounted to the craft gives a constant view of the flight route on a television screen. A video recording can be replayed for intelligence purposes. The Tadiran company says it has already sold many R.P.V. systems to "developed countries" which it would not identify.