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IAI unveils newest member in its loitering munitions family

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Loitering missile Green Dragon. Photo: IAI.

LOD (BNS): Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled the newest member in its Loitering Munitions (LM) family.

The new member in IAI's family of LM's is the Green Dragon - a tactical, low-cost LM, designed to provide small ground units and special operations units with significant situational awareness and firepower in a compact envelope.

According to IAI, Green Dragon is a silent, all electric LM with up to two hours of loitering time, during which its operator can collect visual intelligence of surrounding areas up to a range of 40 km.

This LM can locate, acquire and dive on operator designated targets with a warhead of nearly 3 kg and extremely high accuracy (better than 1 m CEP). The Green Dragon is launched from a sealed canister: as many as 12-16 units can be carried on a small vehicle and launched upon request.

The operator has a small tablet-sized control panel and a tactical low-power datalink to the LM. The Green Dragon operator also has a built-in "abort and go around" capability to prevent unnecessary collateral damage or mistaken targeting.

The unique combination of silent operation, long mission endurance, long-range communication and pinpoint accuracy, coupled with secured "in canister" logistics, make the Green Dragon an ideal cost-effective weapon for infantry, Special Ops and other similar users, IAI said.

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