IAI - Eagle B-Hunter UAV

    Twin-engine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

 

   On December 10th, 1998 the Council of Ministers approved the acquisition of three B-Hunter UAV-systems, each consisting of 6 aircraft and two ground control stations. The three systems were build by the Eagle consortium (Sonaca, Thales and IAI/Malat) and are used for aerial surveillance & reconnaissance missions in operations (Tuzla, Federal Republic of Congo) as well as for nation support (environmental support and Industrial disasters). For the environmental support missions the B-Hunters are often deployed to Koksijde airbase. These sophisticated Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's) replace the first generation MBLE "Epervier" drones which were struck of charge at the end of September 1999. All aircraft are operational with the 80 UAV squadron at first based at Elsenborn in the Eastern part of Belgium but now transferred to Florenns airbase.

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BH271

271

Date In

Jul 2002

Date Out

Jun 2010

History

271, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, destroyed in failed parachute landing at De Moeren on 16 June 2010.

C/N

BH272

272

Date In

Jul 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

272, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH273

273

Date In

Jul 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

273, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH274

274

Date In

Jul 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

274, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH275

275

Date In

-

Date Out

-

History

Crashed during test phase in Israel on 30 Aug 2000.

C/N

BH276

276

Date In

Jul 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

276, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH277

277

Date In

Jul 2002

Date Out

Oct 2006

History

277, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, crashed after take-off at Kinshasa (DRC) on 3 Oct 2006

C/N

BH278

278

Date In

Dec 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

278, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH279

279

Date In

Dec 2002

Date Out

May 2006

History

279, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, crashed on landing at Elsenborn on 5 May 2006

C/N

BH280

280

Date In

Sep 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

280, 80 Bie UAV, 80Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH281

281

Date In

Feb 2004

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

281, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH282

282

Date In

Sep 2002

Date Out

Jun 2007

History

282, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, written off at Elsenborn on 05 Jun 2007.

C/N

BH283

283

Date In

Dec 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

283, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH284

284

Date In

Sep 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

284, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH285

285

Date In

Dec 2002

Date Out

Jul 2006

History

285, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, written off at Kinshasa (DRC) on 27 Jul 2006

C/N

BH286

286

Date In

Sep 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

286, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH287

287

Date In

Sep 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

287, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH288

288

Date In

Sep 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

288, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

C/N

BH289

289

Date In

Dec 2002

Date Out

Aug 2020

History

289, 80 Bie UAV, 80 Sqn UAV, Withdrawn from use 28 Aug 2020

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