Tel Aviv. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is offering its Mini Harpy, loitering munition to countries in the Asia Pacific region. According to the company, the Mini Harpy combines the capabilities of the company’s two flagship loitering missiles, the Harop and the Harpy, offering detection of broadcast radiation with electro optical capabilities. The Mini Harpy covers a broad area of interest and responds to a broad range of threats and launching scenarios:
- Neutralizing of radiation emitting threats such as radars and additional systems
- Electro-Optical Threat detection: high quality video footage for the operator
- Launching from a broad range of mobile land platforms as well as marine platforms
- Multiple tools per area unit
The Mini Harpy is a tactical system designed for field or marine units. It can be launched from land, marine and helicopter borne platforms, providing complete independence in intelligence collection for an updated situational picture and closing the attack circle at low cost. The loitering missiles are launched towards the target area. They loiter the sky until the threat is detected. Upon detection, the systems locks in on the threat and attacks it for a quick, lethal closure. The system was designed to provide operators with control up to the last moment, including cessation of attach at any stage. Electrically powered, it is extremely quiet, carries shaped charge of approx. 8 kg, operates in mission range of 100 km for duration of two house and 45 kg in weight.
-The writer is an International Roving Correspondent of the publication.