The Aerolight is a manually launched tactical UAV that does not need command and control ground stations like strategic UAVs. It is designed to provide Special Forces with tactical intelligence collected by its StarkLite 200 miniature electro-optical payload for day and night operations.
The Aerolight is carried by a single infantryman. It weighs three kilograms and can be assembled within 60-90 seconds. Its electric motor ensures silent operations that prevents discovery of the forces operating it on the battlefield.
A source at IAI told "Globes" that the mini-UAV is also equipped with a laser pointer and state-of-the-art communications. He says that the UAV can operate in bad weather.
Sources at IAI do not rule out that the IDF might procure the Aerolight in the future. IDF ground forces currently use a wide range of mini UAVs similar to the Aerolight, but made by
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