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Elbit Systems Launches New Tactical UAS: Hermes 45

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    Elbit Systems Launches New Tactical UAS: Hermes 45
    The new member of the Hermes family has a maximum operating endurance of more than 24 hours, a maximum takeoff weight of 65 kg, and can simultaneously operate with up to three payloads

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    Hermes 45

    IHS Janes reports that Elbit Systems has developed a small tactical-level unmanned aircraft system (UAS) dubbed Hermes 45 that has a maximum operating endurance of more than 24 hours.

    The new system has a blended wing design with a combustion engine driving a pusher propeller. It has a maximum takeoff weight of 65 kg, including a payload capacity of up to 15 kg, and can simultaneously operate with up to three payloads.

    According to the report, the Hermes 45 is primarily intended for ISR missions. Its payloads will include, among others, electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensors, maritime radar, and electronic and signals intelligence systems.

    The new member of the Hermes family has an operational ceiling of 15,000 ft. and can be controlled out to a range of 250 km. Operated by a two-person crew, the UAS can also utilize a satellite communications system.
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