Israel's Eitan strategic drone (SUAV). Eitan is the second largest UAV in the world and is designed for long-range missions. It has a large payload capacity with a takeoff weight of five tons. It can remain airborne for 24 hours at an altitude of over 41,000 feet with ranges exceeding 1000 km. The craft is capable of multi-platform operations. Eitan has an open architecture design which allows the introduction of new systems and payloads without major platform modifications.
Above is an Eitan with a gondola fairing underneath which allows the rapid introduction of different mission packages. The cylinder shaped appendage beneath the nose is an electro-optical sensor which provides an unobstructed hemispherical view for thermal imaging. The IAF Eitan SUAV fleet is directed by 210 Squadron operating from Tel Nof Air Force base.