Heron 1 Logs 15k Afghan Flight Hours

In early July, the Heron 1 UAS logged its 15,000th operational flight hour. The three systems, which are operated by Cassidian subsidiary Airborne Solutions on behalf of the Luftwaffe, are stationed in Mazar-e-Sharif in north Afghanistan where they are serviced by an experienced team of engineers, pilots and UAS specialists. The Heron 1's unrestricted operational readiness is ensured by an on-site maintenance team from Cassidian, which guarantees the three aircraft and two ground segments' readiness 24/7. So far, Heron 1 has logged more than 1,300 flights in Afghanistan.