• The Hermes 45 is a possible contender for Land 129. Credit: Elbit Systems
    The Hermes 45 is a possible contender for Land 129. Credit: Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems’ Hermes 45 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) will be making its first appearance at the company’s static display area in the upcoming Paris Airshow 2019.

The STUAS is a possible contender for Land 129, which currently includes offerings from SYPAQ.

Hermes 45 offers extended range and duration with point launch and recovery to and from land and maritime platforms. It is intended to enhance Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities at the brigade and division levels and also for naval squadron units.

The Hermes 45 has flight range of 200 kilometres, an extended Beyond Line of Sight range (via satellite communication) and an internal payload bay that supports multi-payload operations, including EO/IR, marine radar, EW, communications and more. The STUAS is operated by a two-person crew, launched from a short onboard platform rail, and is recovered by an automated spot landing system.

“The Hermes 45 is important addition to our wide portfolio of UAS ranging from MALE to multi-rotor," Elad Aharonson, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR Division, said. "The exceptional level of operational experience together with continuous innovation, enable us to enhance our customers capabilities in every domain of engagement.” 

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