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.
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