Israeli Aerospace Industry Showcases Suicide Drones


Published Date : Apr 08, 2016

A drone can be referred to as a flying robot that flies autonomously or can be remotely controlled through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems. The embedded systems in drones work in conjunction with the global positioning system or GPS. The global drones market is estimated to achieve significant growth in the coming years with the extensive usage of drones across the defense and commercial sectors. In the defense sector, the unmanned aircraft systems have been majorly used during combat situations. 

IDF Shows Interest in Buying Suicide Drones

According to an executive from the Israeli Aerospace Industry, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has shown interest in buying suicide drones. Developed by the Israeli Aerospace Industry, the aircraft is a drone that can carry grenades or camera to be used by army units. The aircraft termed Rotem, is estimated to be worth tens of thousands of dollars. Military sources have confirmed that though the IDF is interested to purchase the aircraft, no such acquisition deal has been planned till now. Industry sources have revealed that such drones have been sold to foreign armies in the past. 

The drone is capable to hover over a spot selected by soldiers on tablet computers and can attack a target with grenades on demand. The light weight of the drone has made it easier for soldiers to carry two such unmanned aircrafts on their backs. The drone is also capable of carrying cameras that can be used by soldiers to select an automatic flight path. In a press conference this week, the IAI presented several kamikaze aircrafts including Harpy and Harop, both a cross between a missile and an aircraft.