The German Defence Minister has confirmed on Thursday that they will send two Heron TP combat drones to Israel.
Boris Pistorius said that Israel had requested support for the use of the combat drones which Germany’s Bundeswehr leases from Israel.
“We will provide the two drones that the Israelis have requested,” Pistorius confirmed on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels on Thursday.
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Psitorius added, “There have also been initial enquiries about ammunition for ships, and we will now discuss this with the Israelis.”
Following the deadly attack on 7 October by Hamas terrorists Germany and many other countries have offered their full support for Israel.
The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday in parliament, “For Germany at the moment, the only place is at Israel’s side,” he added, Berlin’s solidarity “goes beyond words.”
“I have asked Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu to stay in close contact and inform us of any need for support,” Scholz said.
“But we will also promptly examine other support requests from Israel.”
The Heron TP is an advanced multi-role long-range Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) combat drone.
The combat drone is equipped with automatic taxi-takeoff and landing systems (ATOL), satellite communication (SATCOM) which allows for extended range, fully redundant avionics and a lot more.
The drone can be used in a variety of ways such as strategic missions including intelligence gathering, surveillance and target acquisition using various types of weaponry.