40 years to build the first UAV Squadron air force

200 Squadron-veterans noted 40 years to build unmanned aircraft Squadron
The army’s first veterans who remember Mel “Scout”, were surprised to discover the sophisticated developments are currently pilot authority

תאריך: 03/10/2011, 11:38    
מחבר: מערכת אתר צה”ל

200 Squadron veterans, unmanned aircraft squadron of the air force convened last night (Sunday) for a special occasion to mark 40 years of the establishment of the squadron. The ceremony took place in the presence of a garrison commander, Maj. Gen. ido nehushtan, Navy officials and the Ministry of Defense and security industries, whose engineering skills and creative understanding of operational requirements, the aircraft models (n) retired.

During the ceremony remembered veterans Mel first squadron accompanied the operational activity, ה”זהבן, developed by Israel Aerospace industries. The Mel system was declared operational in 200 squadron in 1981, excelled in the first Lebanon war and served in some 23 years until his removal from service in 2004.

Another historical music ה”סרצ’ר”, which entered service with the squadron in 1992 and in 1998, was the improved model, searcher 2. The improvements thereto included performance engine, an advanced navigation system and advanced communications systems. But the Israeli air force, many foreigners ה”סרצ’ר service” such as the air force.
The Spaniard who runs the Mel in Afghanistan as part of NATO operations and about 10 other clients of Israel Aerospace industries.

In 2005, entered service with the squadron to “Advanced Heron” (Heron) or as 200 Squadron “trail”. In these years the squadron used also Mel “Ron”
Designed for extended high altitude missions. Wings span about 16 feet and can carry a dedicated load (up) until a weight of 250 kg and run multiple simultaneous payload
Such sensor electro-optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR), maritime patrol radar, signals intelligence gathering equipment, equipment to deliver advanced communication systems, and more.

Squadron veterans were especially “why”, a separate and special Squadron –
210. the squadron was operational in February 2010 at the base Tel NOF airbase, is home of the largest UAV is in force, with a wing span wings comes to 26 meters, almost like span wings of a Boeing 737. Eitan can carry long-range distance tasks with the ability to air uninterrupted 24 hours. Development by marking aerospace technological breakthrough in the toolbar area staffed and is improving the operational capabilities to act against threats near and far for routine and emergency.

The Eitan can fly to a height of 40,000 feet and can carry a payload weighing approximately 1000 kg weight takeoff is 5 tons. Eitan “is built on an open architecture that allows combining multiple tasks without the need for significant changes in the underlying system allows operators flexibility in changing the content depending on the plantation. Eitan ה”סרצ’ר,” and takes off and lands.

Translated from Hebrew