Israel's Heron TP drone returns to the skies

The Israeli air force has put its largest unmanned aircraft system, the Heron TP, back in service following an extended grounding of the fleet in the wake of a Jan. 29 accidental crash, reports Flightglobal.

An investigation conducted by the nation's air force and Israel Aerospace Industries, which manufactures the Heron TP, concluded that the crash was the result of a structural failure in the unmanned aircraft's wing, most likely as a result of a manufacturing process.
 
The Heron TP is a medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS designed to accommodate large-volume payloads.
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