UVision has demonstrated Hero-120 loitering munition to an unnamed NATO member state, the company announced Tuesday.
“This is the first time the new Hero-120 platform has been demonstrated, following its recent public release at the Paris Airshow and AUSA,” UVision said.
The Hero-120 portable, modular, customizable loitering weapon system can be fitted with a range of powerful multi-purpose warheads and variety of payloads. It can be used to strike mid-range hard targets ‒ vehicles, tanks, concrete fortifications and personnel ‒ in populated urban areas or remote locations with minimal collateral damage.
The company claims that its high-speed transit flight and low-speed loitering, BLOS capability, and rapid reaction in response to time-sensitive targets deliver a critical advantage in confined and populated battlefields.
The lightweight, compact, highly maneuverable man-pack configuration, with extended endurance of over an hour and a loitering range of 40 km and more, can be independently operated by frontline forces, precisely striking time-sensitive targets from a wide variety of angles.
Featuring low acoustic and low visual and thermal signatures and fully gimbaled, stabilized day/night tracking, the Hero-120 delivers critical situational awareness with its advanced data link and real-time intelligence.
Providing abort and target re-engagement capabilities, it provides a whole new range of operational possibilities. It also offers a recoverable option, using a parachute and secures the warhead.
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The Indian Ministry of Defence has issued a request for information (RFI) to procure 100 loitering munition systems for the Indian Army. In late January this year, Israeli firm UVision Air announced a joint venture named “AVision” with Indias Aditya Precitech to manufacture loitering munitions under the brand PALM (Precision Attack Loitering Munition) Hero Systems
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