Systems has been awarded a two year contract to supply a Latin American customer with
a mixed fleet of Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS).
The contract includes Universal Ground Control Stations (UGCS) and a variety of payloads and capabilities including: the Electro-Optics Elop Division's advanced payloads systems, the Elisra Division's intelligence COMINT systems, SAR/MPR multi mode radar and additional sensors.
The Hermes 450 has been the back bone of operational UAS activity and has been used extensively in defense forces worldwide, including in active war zones, and have accumulated over 300,000 operational flight hours.
The Hermes 900 UAS builds on the vast operational experience accumulated by the Hermes 450 and offers a range of enhanced capabilities, from higher flight altitude (30,000 ft) to longer endurance and heavier weight payloads.
The system’s unique structure enables it to carry a variety of payloads in various shapes and sizes for quick "conversion" between payload configurations.
"Hermes 900 is well positioned as a world-leading UAS, suitable for a wide variety of missions, from intelligence gathering, to perimeter and security missions,” Elad Aharonson, Elbit Systems UAS Division General Manager said
"The unique capability of joint operation with the Hermes 450 offers seamless integration for existing users, further enhancing operational flexibility and cost effectiveness and eliminating the need for additional infrastructure or special training programs,” Aharonson concluded.
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