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Brazil's Caçador drone takes first flight

Class 4 medium-altitude drone flown for the first time last week in Sao Paulo

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Brazil's Caçador drone takes first flight
Brazil's Caçador drone took its first demonstration flight last week in Sao Paulo, manufacturer Israel Aerospace Industries announced Thursday. Photo courtesy Israel Aerospace Industries

SAO PAULO, July 7 (UPI) -- Brazil's Caçador drone took its first demonstration flight last week in Sao Paulo, manufacturer Israel Aerospace Industries announced Thursday.

The class 4 medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial system was built by IAI affiliate A.S. Avionics Services S.A., the company said in a statement.

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The drone can fly more than 40 hours at a maximum altitude of 30,000 feet, with a range of over 600 miles.

The Caçador can carry multiple payloads simultaneously for a variety of missions and features wideband satellite communication channels that offer a range particularly suited for a country as large as Brazil, IAI said.

It is the only class 4 domestic UAS operating in Brazil.

The Caçador is based on the Heron-1, developed by IAI and used by more than 20 customers globally.

IAI and Avionics Services signed a cooperation agreement in 2013, which is helping to build a Brazilian drone industrial base.

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