Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Jewish Business News


Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 UAV Enters Service

Elbit Systems is delivering its new Hermes 900 to three foreign customers and the IAF.

Elbit Systems hermes_900

Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) reports that it had a breakthrough in its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) business in 2013. It says that, during the year, it began deliveries of its new flagship UAV, the Hermes 900 to three foreign customers, two of which have already put it into service.

Elbit Systems says that it manufactured UAVs at a rate of one a week, allowing the delivery of dozens of units a year to customers worldwide. Most of the UAVs are the latest versions of the Hermes 450 and Hermes 900. During the year, the company delivered Hermes 900s to the Israel Air Force, which is readying them for operations. It already operates the Hermes 450, alongside Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.(IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) Heron and Heron TP UAVs.

The Hermes 900 can fly in extreme weather conditions, has a maximum altitude of over 30, 000 feet, and can carry a wide range of payloads to meet its operators’ needs. It also has automated take-off and landing capability, and uses the same command and control infrastructure as the Hermes 450.

With the extensive and satisfactory delivery of UAV platforms to customers around the world in 2013, Elbit Systems also notes an increase in the number of specialized payloads which are customized to each UAV for the carrying out of a range of operations in different arenas. These payloads include electronic warfare systems developed by subsidiary Elisra, maritime reconnaissance missions, and a hyperspectral payload for spotting and identifying hazardous materials.


Published by Globes [online], Israel business news – 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



You May Also Like

World News

In the 15th Nov 2015 edition of Israel’s good news, the highlights include:   ·         A new Israeli treatment brings hope to relapsed leukemia...


After two decades without a rating system in Israel, at the end of 2012 an international tender for hotel rating was published.  Invited to place bids...


The contract signed between the Israeli government and Pfizer shows clearly and unequivocally that this is a clinical study on humans - The agreement...

VC, Investments

You may not become a millionaire, but there is a lot to learn from George Soros.

cialis cialis satış cialis