Sources in Israel’s defense establishment say that the German Bundeswehr is close to choosing Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Heron TP UAV over General Atomics’ Predator B, with formal negotiations on the buy to take place soon. The need for a large aircraft with flexible potential is considered an urgent requirement for the Bundeswehr contingency plans. The Bundeswehr forces deployed in Afghanistan already are making use of the smaller IAI Heron-1 UAV, following a successful ...

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