Israel’s ‘Star in the Sky’ Elite Aircraft in Use for Gaza Operation

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A new line of aircraft is proving crucial for Israel in its operation against Hamas.

During the first week of Operation Protective Edge, the “Hermes 900” UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) had its first operational mission. Up until then, the Israeli UAV from Elbit Systems had only gone out on test flights and according to the original plans, was supposed to stay integrated in the force’s operational activities in 2015. Operation Protective Edge made the need for the UAV more urgent and thus, the integration into the UAV squadron was expedited.

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