Elbit Systems Wins Multi-Million Dollar Contract to Supply Hermes UAS

By Caroline Rees / 06 Aug 2012

The Hermes 900 UAV

Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced that it was awarded a contract valued at many tens of millions of dollars, to supply a Latin American customer with a mixed fleet of Hermes® 900 and Hermes® 450 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The contract will be performed over the next two years.

The contract includes Universal Ground Control Stations (UGCS) and a variety of payloads and capabilities including: the Electro-Optics Elop Division’s advanced payloads systems, the Elisra Division’s intelligence COMINT systems, SAR/MPR multi mode radar and additional sensors.

-Elad Aharonson, Elbit Systems UAS Division General Manager commented: “We are proud of the customer’s decision to acquire a combined array of Hermes® 450 and Hermes® 900, joining several other Hermes® 900 customers, including the Israeli Defense Forces.”.

Aharonson added: “Hermes® 900 is well positioned as a world-leading UAS, suitable for a wide variety of missions, from intelligence gathering, to perimeter and security missions. The unique capability of joint operation with the Hermes® 450 offers seamless integration for existing users, further enhancing operational flexibility and cost effectiveness and eliminating the need for additional infrastructure or special training programs”.

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