Israeli Company Smart Drones Introduces Delta-Wing RS-2 Target Drones Depicting Iranian Armed UAV Shahed 136

By Arie Egozi

Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: Israeli company Smart Drones is manufacturing unmanned aerial systems used by the Israeli air force and Israeli defence companies as a Red Squadron, depicting UAVs used by the enemy. The latest addition is a precise copy of the Iranian Shahed 136 armed UAV used in Ukraine and by the Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Smart Drones Services Ltd is a technology services company, certified by the Israeli civil aviation authority, leading BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) development process for challenging detection, interception, missile defence engagement.

According to Dudi Ohayon, COO of the company, Smart Drones provides unique tailor-made UAV end to end solutions, such as loitering munition, kamikaze drones, etc.

“We work according to the clients detailed demands to offer the best solution used to test the capabilities of different air defence systems,” stated Dudi Ohayon.

One of the targets used in recent tests is the Predator which is 3.2 m long, has a max speed-65 mps, and a max range of 40 km. Another frequently used target depicting, jet powered UAV is the RS -1 which is 2 m long and has a max speed of 100 mps and a range of 80 km.

Dudi Ohayon revealed that the new addition to the list of aerial targets is the Delta-wing RS-2 which is an exact copy of the Iranian Shahed 136, used by the Russians in Ukraine and the Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The COO of the Israeli company said that the dramatic increase in the use of drones around the world has created high demand to develop defensive systems and to test them in real combat scenarios.

“We supply the ultimate targets that are crucial for the success of the aerial defence systems,” he added.