UVision Air Ltd. recently demonstrated its HERO-30 short-range loitering system to strategic clients. The two successful demonstrations took place in May 2018: the first was carried out with a live warhead and was performed by military operators of a strategic customer during a military exercise. The second demonstration was performed during the International Fire Support Symposium and was observed by representatives of the armed forces of several NATO countries. Both resulted in a perfect hit on the targets.
“These recent trials for strategic customers are just the latest in a long list of successful trials,” says Noam Levitt, CEO of UVision. “The scenarios demonstrated with the HERO-30 included the silent pneumatic launch, loitering and ISR capabilities, locating and locking on to the target and finally the precise hit (less than 1m CEP). The demonstration also highlighted one of the HERO-30’s big operational advantages – its ability to respond to rapid, unpredicted changes in battlefield conditions, by conducting a full abort of an attack in mid-air, automatically returning to loitering mode and quickly reengaging the targets.”
Man-pack portable, the HERO-30 is the smallest system in the UVision family of smart loitering systems. Deployable within minutes, it is capable of speeds of up to 100 knots and is ideal for anti-personnel missions or against light vehicles. Weighing in at just 3kg, including a 0.5kg warhead, it has a range of up to 40km and an endurance flight time of 30 minutes.
The UVision HERO family of loitering munition systems includes eight systems: HERO-30, HERO-70, HERO-120, HERO-250, HERO-400, HERO-400EC, HERO-900 and HERO-1250 designed for assorted tasks at various ranges. HERO systems enable high-speed transit flight and low-speed loitering, depending on the tactical or operational needs of the mission: handling moving targets, moving light-duty vehicles, tanks, and other strategic objectives.
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