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The Elbit Hermes 450 is an Israeli medium-sized multi-payload unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for tactical long endurance missions.
It has an endurance of over 20 hours, with a primary mission of reconnaissance, surveillance and communications relay.
Payload options include electro-optical/infrared sensors, communications and electronic intelligence, synthetic-aperture radar/ground-moving target indication, electronic warfare, and hyperspectral sensors.
Choice of payloads includes EO/IR/Laser, SAR/GMTI & MPR, COMINT/COMMJAM, ELINT, hyperspectral systems, large area scanning systems and other payloads. Hermes 450’s highly autonomous and ergonomic operation results in mission effectiveness with no piloting skills required.
The system is easily mobilized and rapidly deployable. Mission management is performed via the Hermes ground control system (GCS). Hermes 450 can perform two concurrent missions from the same GCS using two ground data terminals (GDT).
With multi-payload capability (150 kg, 300 L, 1.6 kVA) the Hermes 450 is effective for ISTAR, SIGINT, communication relays and other missions for Division to Corps levels. It is powered by a 52 hp rotary UEL engine that provides a maximum speed of 95 KTAS@SL, altitude over 18 kft, endurance over 20 hours.
The Hermes 450 features fully redundant avionics, fully autonomous flight, LOS and/or satellite communication data link with a fully composite structure that is highly mobile and easily deployed.
The Hermes 450 UAV is one of the many Israeli unmanned systems in use by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the fight against Armenia in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Hermes 450 is the backbone of the UK WATCHKEEPER program.
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