The Heron reconnaissance and strike drone produced by the Israeli company IAI landed for the first time at Ben-Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv.
The first ever landing at a civilian airport was made using the IAI Long Runner system, which allows the UAV to automatically take off and land on long-distance routes.
“The Heron UAV has made a significant breakthrough today by landing at an international airport for the first time. The future of the aviation industry will depend on the ability of UAVs to land at civilian airports, and this is the first time today thanks to the coordinated and collaborative work of Israel Civil Aviation and Israel Airports Authority. IAI’s achievement, “said IAI Vice President Moshe Levy.