IAI - Eagle B-Hunter UAV

 IAI - Eagle B-Hunter UAV

On December 10th, 1998 the Council of Ministers approved the acquisition of three B-Hunter UAV-systems, each consisting of 6 aircraft and two ground control stations. The three systems were build by the Eagle consortium (Sonaca, Thales and IAI/Malat) and are used for aerial surveillance & reconnaissance missions in operations (Tuzla, Federal Republic of Congo) as well as for nation support (environmental support and Industrial disasters). For the environmental support missions the B-Hunters are often deployed to Koksijde airbase. These sophisticated Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) replace the first generation MBLE "Epervier" drones which were struck of charge at the end of September 1999. All aircraft are operational with the 80 UAV squadron at first based at Elsenborn in the Eastern part of Belgium but now transferred to Florenns airbase.


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Serial c/n Date In Date Out History
271 BH271 Jul 2002 June 2010 271, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, destroyed in failed parahute landing at De Moeren on 16 June 2010.
272 BH272 Jul 2002 Active 272, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
273 BH273 Jul 2002 Active 273, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
274 BH274 Jul 2002 Active 274, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
- (275) BH275 - - Crashed during test phase in Israel on 30 Aug 2000
276 BH276 Jul 2002 Active 276, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
277 BH277 Jul 2002 Oct 2006 277, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, crashed after take-off at Kinshasa (DRC) on 3 Oct 2006
278 BH278 Dec 2002 Active 278, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
- 279 BH279 Dec 2002 May 2006 279, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, crashed on landing at Elsenborn on 5 May 2006
280 BH280 Sep 2002 Active 280, 80 Bie UAV, 80Sqn UAV
281 BH281 Feb 2004 Active 281, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
282 BH282 Sep 2002 Jun 2007 282, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, written off at Elsenborn on 05 Jun 2007.
283 BH283 Dec 2002 Active 283, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
- 284 BH284 Sep 2002 Active 284, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
285 BH285 Dec 2002 Jul 2006 285, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, written off at Kinshasa (DRC) on 27 Jul 2006
- 286 BH286 Sep 2002 Active 286, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
287 BH287 Sep 2002 Active 287, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
288 BH288 Sep 2002 Active 288, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
289 BH289 Dec 2002 Active 289, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV
 
The 80th UAV Squadron (Jef Pets)
 

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Last updated 16/07/15 10:44   Daniel Brackx

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