Hermes 45 Tactical UAV
Hermes 45 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) will be unveiled at the upcoming Paris Airshow 2019, manufacturer Elbit Systems announced Tuesday.
The STUAS offers a 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.
According to the company, Hermes 45 features flight range of 200km 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. It is operated by a two-person crew, launched from a short onboard platform rail, and is recovered by an automated spot landing system.