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Israeli UVision company unveils new Hero-400EC loitering munition

Beny Karachun

May 30, 2016

UVision has introduced an extended-range variant to the Hero family of loitering weapons. The Hero-400EC offers extended range and loitering capability,

The new Hero-400EC combines some of the features of smaller Hero family platforms, with a larger fuselage and cruciform wing design which performs better against targets in complex terrain. The new variant replaces the traditional Hero-400 piston engine motor with electrical propulsion, which delivers high-speed transit and low-speed loitering, with much lower acoustic and thermal signatures.

Compared with the original Hero 400 the LE variant uses a heavier 10 kg tandem-shaped charge multipurpose warhead designed to defeat a wide range of targets, including armored vehicles. The new missile was unveiled by UVision this week at the Land Forces conference in Latrun.

The Hero-400EC is an innovative all-electric precision Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) guided, man-in-the-loop Loitering Munition system that can locate, track and strike static and moving targets with high accuracy and surprise. With these precision strike capabilities, a large multi-purpose warhead and extended endurance, the Hero-400EC has proven effective against a wide variety of targets.

Weight (kg): 40
Warhead (kg): 10
Range (LOS): 40 km, 150 km
Endurance (min): 120
Engine: Electrical
Launch method: Canister, rail launcher

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