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February 10, 2022

Israeli Civil Aviation Authority Grants First UAS Certificate

Medium Size Military Drone Obtains Type Certificate in First for Unmanned Aircraft

Elbit Systems has obtained a landmark civil certification in Israel with the approval of its Hermes Starliner UAS. The aircraft can now fly within the civil airspace system without requiring segregated airspace along its route. The Civil Aviation Authority of the State of Israel (CAAI) says it makes a world first for an unmanned aircraft. The Starliner weighs in at 1.6 tons, carried by a 55-foot wingspan. It can fly for extended durations up to 25,000 feet and carry nearly 1,000 pounds of payload.

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