Two PASI Searchers Mk III Class II Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) upgraded by IAI/MALAT were successfully tested by NSPA and the Spanish Army in the Eim Shemer Airfield (Israel) at the end of June 2018.
Both UAVs are fully airworthy and have been configured to the PASI II standard configuration baseline of the whole fleet. After the preservation of both engines, the UAVs will be disassembled and shipped back by NSPA directly to Madrid.
The two PASI UAVs currently in service in the Spanish Army were acquired in two stages between 2007 and 2010. Those UAVs provide the Spanish Army an extensive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability to perform a variety of missions in any operational theatre.
NSPA has managed the upgrade of these Class II Tactical UAVs in a very short time, exceeding the expectations of the Customer. This upgrade is part of the Spanish Army roadmap in order to extend the life cycle of the System until 2025