Elbit Systems subsidiary to supply Hermes 450 UAS to Brazilian Air Force

2011-02-18

Elbit Systems subsidiary to supply Hermes 450 UAS to Brazilian Air Force
Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary, Aeroeletrônica Ltda. ("AEL"), was awarded a contract to supply Hermes 450 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to the Brazilian Air Force. The contract is not in an amount that is material to Elbit Systems.

This project is a part of the Brazilian Air Forces' objective to establish independent UAS capabilities, allowing for self-reliant operation and development of UAS in Brazil. Located in Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, AEL performs a variety of projects for the Brazilian Air Force, as well as other branches of the Brazilian Armed Forces.

Hermes 450 is an experienced and mature UAS that has, to date, accumulated over 200,000 operational flight hours in various arenas worldwide. Its capabilities are suitable both for homeland security and anti-terror missions, and it can be equipped with a variety of advanced sensors, according to customers' requirements. As part of the development of the Brazilian Air Forces' future UAS, AEL will utilize technological capabilities of its parent company, Elbit Systems, and will also work with local Brazilian industries.

Joseph Ackerman, President and CEO of Elbit Systems, commented: "We are extremely proud of the Brazilian Air Force's selection of Elbit Systems UAS, a decision that marks yet another significant milestone in AEL's long-time collaboration with the Air Force. The Brazilian Air Force is considered a global leader, and the selection attests to the quality and maturity of our UAS, currently operational with more than 20 customers worldwide." Ackerman added: "We hope this new project will further strengthen the cooperation between AEL and the Brazilian Air Force, as well as other Brazilian customers, and will be an incentive for future collaborations."

Region:  Middle East / Latin America
Contry:  Brazil / Israel
Category:  UAV
Company:  Elbit Systems



Israel Elbit Systems UAV
Name:  Hermes 450   Region:  Middle East    Country:  Israel    Category:  UAV    Company:  Elbit Systems   
Hermes 450

Use(s): ISTAR, SIGINT, communications relay and other (division to corps level) Manufacturer: Elbit Systems Ltd, UAS Division Powerplant: UEL 52 69hp rotary engine Dimensions: length: 6.1m, wingspan: 10.5m Weights: MTOW: 450-550kg, max useful load: 150-250kg Performance: max speed: 83kt, endurance: >16-24hr, ceiling: 18,000ft Payload: dual capability (EO, IR and laser designator, SAR/GMTI and other) Data Link: 150-250km C-band LoS Guidance/Tracking: fully autonomous or manual flight Launch: prepared and semi-prepared runways Recovery: prepared and semi-prepared runways Structure Material: fully composite Electrical Power: 2.3kW GCS: standard NATO ACE III mobile shelter, two interchangeable workstations each including situation and observation display and HOCAS controls enabling single- operator control over the UAS mission and flight, comprehensive mission planning, debriefing and dissemination capabilities Status: in production



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