Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific.

New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Aug 15, 2010

Israel Aerospace Industries Australia will continue to operate Israel Aerospace Industries Heron unmanned air vehicles in Afghanistan until at least December 2011, following its signature of a contract extension with Canada's MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). The Australian Defence Force flew its first mission with the leased medium-altitude, long-endurance system last January, in support of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force mission. Canberra had contracted MDA and its partner IAI in September 2009, with their initial contract to run until...

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