IAI Unveils Ghost UAV


Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Ghost, for the Israeli Air Force (IAF).

The new tilt-rotor aircraft, designed for IAF reconnaissance missions in urban settings, has the ability to land and take off vertically.

A tilt-rotor aircraft uses a pair or more of powered rotors, sometimes called proprotors, mounted on rotating shafts or nacelles at the end of a fixed wing for lift and propulsion.

It combines the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft.

The UAV weighs 4kg, and has a quiet propulsion system, a range of about 4km and the ability to fly at speeds of up to 35kt, according to the Jerusalem Post.