Israeli security company Aeronautics sold its largest unmanned system, the Dominator XP, to the Mexican government. The new UAV can carry hundreds of kilos of equipment, specialized sensors, and cameras. It can fly at an altitude of 27,000 feet and reach Iran from Israel.
Its operating costs are especially low at only $360 per flight hour. The UAV can also be used for civilian purposes like following icebergs in the North Pole and monitoring oil installations and offshore gas rigs using advanced applications
Before the recent sale to Mexico, mediated by local marketing firm Balam Security, the system had been rented to a variety of customers around the world, including Canada and Turkey.
The Dominator’s unique selling points like its high safety rating, its relatively low maintenance costs, and its low price are due to the system’s conversion from an ordinary civilian plane, the Austrian Diamond DA42.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on September 30, 2015
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