Israel Reveals Secretly Developed Airborne Intelligence Aircraft

Oron aircraft
The Oron aircraft landed at the home of the Israeli Air Force’s 122nd Sqdn. at Nevatim Air Base to join the service’s elite airborne surveillance fleet.
Credit: Israeli Air Force
A secret, nine-year ambition to develop the world’s most advanced intelligence aircraft was brought to light in spectacular fashion on April 4. The Oron, meaning “light” in Hebrew, was unveiled by the Israeli Air Force commander, Maj. Gen. Amikam Nurkin, on the ramp of Nevatim Air Base, home of the...
Steve Trimble

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