UVision has today announced the successful time and radius of target hit demo of its new HERO-120 Loitering Munitions System for a strategic NATO customer.
Press Release, Zur Igal, 18 February 2020: UVision Air Ltd. – a global leader in Loitering Munitions Systems of all sizes for a variety of missions – announces a successful demo of its HERO-120 system for a strategic NATO customer. All of the strict criteria demanded by the Customer were met, including loitering time, accuracy and radius. This is the first time the new HERO-120 platform has been demonstrated, following its recent public release at the Paris Airshow and AUSA.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) Avi Mizrachi, CEO of UVision, commented, “We are very pleased with the results of the recent Demo and the strong and positive reaction from the customer ‒ for whom the new HERO-120 proved to be an ideal solution for their needs. As pioneers in the field, our globally-recognised loitering system house provides the global defense market with precision, cost-effective Loitering Munitions Systems. Through state-of-the-art development, production and implementation processes, the company quickly responds to evolving needs from the field, and rapidly optimises its solutions, delivering today’s most advanced capabilities to suit the realities of the complex missions required by modern warfare for a wide range of platforms, applications and scenarios. These systems with their unique characteristics are becoming a core required capability of leading armies worldwide.”
The New HERO-120: This portable, modular, customisable loitering weapon system can be fitted with a range of powerful multi-purpose warheads and variety of payloads. The versatile, precision, multi-operational system with a unique aerodynamic structure can carry out pinpoint lethal strikes against mid-range hard targets ‒ vehicles, tanks, concrete fortifications and personnel ‒ in populated urban areas or remote locations with minimal collateral damage. Its high-speed transit flight and low-speed loitering, BLOS capability, and rapid reaction in response to time-sensitive targets deliver a critical advantage in confined and populated battlefields.
The lightweight, compact, highly manoeuvrable man-pack configuration, with extended endurance of over an hour and a loitering range of40 km and more, can be independently operated by frontline forces, precisely striking time-sensitive targets from a wide variety of angles. Featuring low acoustic and low visual and thermal signatures and fully gimbaled, stabilised day/night tracking, the HERO-120 delivers critical situational awareness with its advanced data link and real-time intelligence. Providing cutting-edge abort and target re-engagement capabilities, it provides a whole new range of operational possibilities. Despite being a highly sophisticated weapon system, the HERO-120 is affordable and cost-effective due to its recoverable option, using a parachute, while securing the warhead.