Selection Follows Initial Order The Aircraft By The Israeli
A contract with an unnamed Latin American country has been
awarded to Elbit Systems to supply that country with the Hermes 900
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The project, announced over the
weekend, is reportedly not in an amount that is material to
The UAS will also include complementing ground control stations,
as well as Elbit Systems Electro-optics - Elop Ltd.'s highly
advanced DCoMPASS payload systems and radar systems.
Hermes 900 builds on the vast operational experience of the
Hermes 450, the backbone of the Israel Defense Forces' UAS fleet.
Hermes 900 offers a range of enhanced capabilities, from higher
flight altitude (over 30,000 ft) to longer endurance and larger
payload capacity. The system's unique multipurpose payload bay
enables it to carry a wide variety of payloads in different shapes
and sizes for quick "conversion" between various payload
"We are very proud of the Hermes 900 selection, a major
milestone in our UAS activity, following the Israeli Defense
Forces' Hermes 900 order," said Joseph Ackerman, President and CEO
of Elbit Systems. "The selection attests to the customer's trust in
our cutting edge UAS technology and further strengthens our
position as a world leading UAS supplier."