Elbit Delivers Hermes 900 UAS to a Customer in the Americas

The delivery follows a recent contract award by the Israeli Ministry of Defense for the supply of additional Hermes® 900 UAS as well as for the development of advanced UAS capabilities and maintenance services

Elbit Systems Ltd. ("ESL") has delivered a Hermes® 900 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to a customer in the Americas. The program includes delivery of ESL's Hermes® 900 unmanned air vehicles, Universal Ground Control Stations (UGCS) including installation in a mission control center, advanced electro-optic systems and additional unique systems.

Due to high demand, ESL has increased its UAS production activities and will soon be delivering additional Hermes® 900 systems to other international customers,

ESL announced on December 31, 2012 that it was awarded a second contract to supply a wide range of Hermes® 900 UAS to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The contract, a follow-on to the initial IDF order for Hermes® 900 in 2010, calls for development of additional advanced UAS capabilities as well as UAS maintenance services. On January 27, 2013, ESL announced that it  received an approximately $35 million contract from the Israel Ministry of Defense ("IMOD") for the development of advanced features for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”). One of the mission requirements is the quick re-configuration of the UAS’ payloads.

The Hermes® 900 is well positioned as global leader in persistent intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR), border control and ongoing security missions. The Hermes® 900 offers advanced and unique capabilities, including operation under adverse weather conditions, long endurance, high flight altitude and large multi-payload capacity. Elbit Systems offers a wide variety of advanced and high performance payloads to enable mission effectiveness in versatile missions. The system’s unique design allows fast and flexible plug-and-play re-configuration to carry various payloads and support multi-mission performance according to the customer’s requirements, in a cost-effective manner.

Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.
Date: Feb 25, 2013