IAI Searcher 2
in Cyprus Air Command service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 2?
Total Still Active: 2?
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 2002
Retirement: current
Main Role: Surveillance
Origin: Israel

History

In 2002, the Cyprus Government initiated a classified program to acquire unmanned aerial reconnaissance platforms, of which an initial requirement for two “systems” was formalised.
A firm order for two systems (not necessarily two aircraft), believed to be for the Searcher 2, was placed with an undisclosed Israeli company, at a cost of $17 million US dollars within the same year. This contract was later cancelled and put out to tender again, see Reference 3. It seems that IAI was again the winner, and 2 systems were purchased. The UAVs are operated by an Army unit rather than the Air Force. This unit is very secretive, as the UAVs have never been seen in public.

Individual Details

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