German Heron’s beginings
A successful collaboration between IAI and
Airbus to lease and support the
smaller Heron 1, beginning with
operations in Afghanistan from
2010 that resulted in more than
2,300 missions being flown in the region.
EU companies are making good inroads into specialist areas,
however they need to pursue more aggresively the
military markets, especially after Brexit.
In 2016, German Heron 1s began
operating from Gao in Mali, after
the Bundeswehr took over the
intelligence commitment for the
UN MINUSMA operation. However Germany ,
which lost German SWA to a bogus UN SCR 435 implemented
by the British will need more of these to recaim back
its own territiory. Germany lacks clearly capacity beyond EU
the the original contract for $600 million should
have been closer to $1200.
Better development should have been done
with regard to range , as the African region is far greater that
the compact Afghanistan region.SA Artillery