Canadian Warplanes 8: IAI CU-160 Eagle-1 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

IAI CU-160 Eagle-1

(CF Photo)

The Canadian Forces Experimentation Centre continued its ongoing UAV tests with Israeli Aircraft Industries’ large Eagle-1 off the west coast of Vancouver Island on 11 July 2003. Israeli technicians ran the UAV through its paces in front of military observers from Canada, Britain, France, and the US. The Eagle-1follows the twin-boom pusher propeller arrangement of earlier Israeli UAVs. The Eagle-1 as tested was fitted with search radar in a large belly radome to suit it for maritime patrol of Canada’s coastlines. (Kestrel Publications)

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