Very few military-related fields are advancing as quickly as unmanned systems - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs typically referred in mass media as "drones". The Harop is a part-UAV, part-missile development in which the entire aircraft becomes an attack weapon upon spotting a target of opportunity. It is, in essence, a hunting missile driven by a ground-based pilot representative. In this fashion, the Harop is a complete "hunter-killer" UCAV system that can loiter in a given area, survey enemy movements, and hunt for critical targets. Communications and data including video are relayed to the ground control operator in real time as in other UAV platforms.
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The Mini Harpy covers a broad area of interest and responds to a broad range of threats and launching scenarios: Neutralizing of radiation emitting threats such as radars and additional systems.
Electro-Optical Threat detection: high quality video footage for the operator. Launching from a broad range of mobile land platforms as well as marine platforms. Multiple tools per area unit. The Mini Harpy is a tactical system designed for field or marine units. It can be launched from land, marine and helicopter borne platforms, providing complete independence in intelligence collection for an updated situational picture and closing the attack circle at low cost.
The loitering missiles are launched towards the target area. They loiter the sky until the threat is detected. Upon detection, the systems locks in on the threat and attacks it for a quick, lethal closure. The system was designed to provide operators with control up to the last moment, including cessation of attach at any stage.
Electrically powered, it is extremely quiet, carries shaped charge of approx. Rather than relying on precise reference point, the system we developed loiters the air waiting for the target to appear and then attacks and destroys the hostile threat within seconds. The Mini Harpy is unique in its beam detection and optical capabilities, a combination of two of our loitering missile systems that sold thousands of units in Israel and abroad.
IAI Unveils New Loitering Munition – Mini Harpy