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Elbit to launch new UAV at Paris Airshow

Elbit's newest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), dubbed Hermes 90, will debut at the Paris Airshow.

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Posted on: 6/1/2009
Source: CompositesWorld

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Elbit Systems (Haifa, Israel) has announced that it will exhibit two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) at its stand during the 48th Paris Airshow — 2009 in Le Bourget, France, June 15-21.

Hermes 90 is a new member of the HERMES family of UAVs making its debut at the exhibition. This mobile, close-range class tactical UAV system features advanced, high-performance ISTAR capabilities. The cost-effective, compact and easily deployable system is well-suited for military, paramilitary and homeland security missions, as well as covert missions under clouds.

Hermes 450 UAV (pictured) also will be on display. A major player in Israel's ongoing security activities and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) primary UAV system, the versatile, long-endurance tactical UAV, equipped with Elbit Systems' CoMPASS EO/IR/LD gimbaled electro-optical payload, can adapt to a wide range of payloads, including SAR/GMTI radar and dual-payload configurations. Hermes 450 can carry various payloads weighing up to 150 kg/330. Hermes 450 will be on view in a 1:10 scale model in the Elbit Systems’ stand.

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