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New Member to Hermes Family

New Member to Hermes Family 20 November, 2017

Elbit Systems has developed a small tactical-level unmanned aircraft system (UAS) dubbed Hermes 45 intended for ISR missions. According to IHS Jane's report, the UAS has a max endurance of 24 hours, a maximum takeoff weight of 65 kg, including a payload capacity of up to 15 kg, and can simultaneously operate with up to three payloads. Its payloads will include, among others, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors, maritime radar, and electronic and signals intelligence systems. Hermes 45 has an operational ceiling of 15,000 ft and can be controlled out to a range of 250 km; it can also utilise a satellite communications system.

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