The Searcher Mk. II is an operational, advanced fourth generation UAV system derived from the third generation original Searcher. The Searcher Mk II is built to meet present and future challenges. It has excellent engine and aerodynamic performance, superior deployment and handling qualities and a new advanced universal UAV mission ground control center compatible with all MALAT systems. Both Searcher systems are in operational use.
With more than 120,000 operational hours, IAI is an established pacesetter in integrated UAV systems solutions. Shown is the SEARCHER II Tactical-Operational Multi-Role UAV system with IAI's EL/M- 2055 SAR/MTI UAV reconnaissance payload.
The larger Searcher Mk.II introduced in 1998, has a ceiling of 20,000ft and flies for 20 hours carrying 1200mm color CCD video cameras for day use and FLIRs for night-time observation.
In Ace Combat 6, it was used by the Estovakian Air Force's aerial fleet as searcher drones for the Nimbus Missiles. They were first seen at the Battle of Selumna Peak, where the Emmerian Ground Forces Overview was forced to pull out due to incoming Nimbus missiles. However, the searcher drones were destroyed, and the missiles stopped launching.