Over Half of IAF's Flights – Unmanned Drones
Weiss said that "the flight hours of UAVs require a growing amount of missions, made possible by the growth of forces in significant numbers in recent years."
Lt. Col. Weiss noted that the IAF is rapidly developing the use of alternative energy in UAVs. "Many UAVs already use solar energy and in the future UAVs will use fuel cells," reported the IDF Website's Idan Soncino.
"The spectrum of tasks is growing bigger," he said. "Already today, [the UAVs] are active in all types of IAF operations – from intelligence gathering to supporting ground forces. But there is plenty more that UAVs can do. There are endless possibilities for this platform."