Photos: Defence's remotely piloted aircraft

May 3, 2011

The Department of Defence's unmanned Heron Aircraft spent 475 hours in the air over Afghanistan in April, logging more than 4,600 total flight hours since operations began in January 2010.

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  Flying Officer and Heron RPA Payload Operator Aaron Thorpe controls the Heron’s surveillance cameras from Ground Control Section – Operation Bay. The Heron carries a combination of sensors that communicate with the ground control station in real time. Credit: Department of Defence.  
 

Flying Officer and Heron RPA Payload Operator Aaron Thorpe controls the Heron’s surveillance cameras from Ground Control Section – Operation Bay. The Heron carries a combination of sensors that communicate with the ground control station in real time. Credit: Department of Defence.

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