Elbit Systems has revealed its Hermes 45 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) at the company’s static display area at the Paris Airshow.
Hermes 45 offers a unique combination of extended range and duration with point launch and recovery, to and from land and maritime platforms, thus enhancing intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities at the brigade and division levels and also for naval squadron units.
Elad Aharonson, executive vice president and general manager of Elbit Systems ISTAR division, commented, "The Hermes 45 is important addition to our wide portfolio of UAS ranging from MALE to multi-rotor. The exceptional level of operational experience together with continuous innovation, enable us to enhance our customers capabilities in every domain of engagement."
Hermes 45 features flight range of 200 kilometres or an extended beyond line of sight range (via satellite communication) and an internal payload bay that supports multi-payload operation, including EO/IR, marine-radar, terrain dominance, electronic warfare (EW) and communications.
The Hermes 45 is operated by a two-person crew, launched from a short onboard platform rail, and is recovered by an automated spot landing system.
Elbit Systems is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defence, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land, and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems and munitions.
Elbit also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defence, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.