Monday, September 11, 2023

New generation of technology: IDF receives new unmanned aircraft

The ceremony to receive the UAV “Spark” was held on Sunday, in which the UAV was received by the 144th UAV Squadron at the Hatzor Air Force Base. The ceremony was headed by the Commanding Officer of the Israeli Air Force, Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar, the Head of the UAV Directorate at the Ministry of Defense, the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Rafael's Air & C4ISR Systems Division, Yuval Miller, and CEO of Aeronautics Group, Dan Slasky.

The 144th Squadron is the first to operate the new and advanced UAV - the “Spark” - from Rafael and Aeronautics.

The 144th Squadron was established in 1972 and began its journey as a combat squadron in the IAF. During its years of activity, the squadron operated combat aircraft such as the "Nesher", "Kfir," and "Netz". READ MORE