This week, the Israeli manned reconnaissance aircraft “Nachshon Shavit” (modified Gulfstream G550) were seen around the coast of Tunisia and Libya, the website middleeastmonitor.com. According to the monitoring sites, the aircraft took off June 16 from the base of the “Nevatim”. What tasks are performed by the crew of the aircraft is unknown.
As writes newsru.co.il a few weeks ago it was reported about signing of the Israeli state defense concern “Aviation industry” (IAI, TAA) transactions with the government of one of countries of Europe for the supply of surveillance aircraft worth 1.2 billion shekels ($350 million). Under the deal, negotiations for which were the last two years, the group will deliver the Gulfstream G550, which will be installed electronic warfare systems and collect information about land and marine purposes. For the production systems will meet the company “ETLA” for the installation and refurbishment of aircraft – IAI. Previously such aircraft were purchased by the Israel defense forces (“Nachshon Shavit”), the Italian air force and one from Asia.