Hermes 900 UAV, produced by Israel-based company Elbit Systems, received its 120th order. As Air Recognition reported, it has not yet been specified from which country the order was placed.
Regarding the last order received, Yoram Shmuely, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace, said:
“The 120th Hermes 900 UAV order is a significant milestone that is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the whole Elbit Systems team. We are proud to have reached this remarkable milestone. Our ongoing commitment to providing top-quality products and outstanding customer service has led us to this achievement, and we appreciate all our loyal and supportive customers and end-users.”
HERMES 900 UAV
Aircraft of the Hermes family have been selected by more than 20 customers so far, including the UK, Switzerland, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and others. Developed over the Hermes 450, the Hermes 900 can be designed to provide reconnaissance, surveillance and communication roles and can be equipped with ammunition when necessary.
Its users are border guard, police, air force, navy and other military agencies. It is on active duty in 5 different continents together with the user countries. The UAV is equipped with advanced civil aviation technology that enables it to meet both military and civilian certification standards.
Hermes 900 can perform intelligence, surveillance, target detection and reconnaissance missions with its 350 kg payload capacity. The maximum take-off weight is 1.1+ tons, twice the maximum take-off weight of the Hermes 450. Hermes 900 with a wingspan of 15 meters and a body length of 8.3 meters; It can reach an altitude of 9100 m (30000 ft) and can stay in the air for 36 hours depending on the payload.