El­bit Sys­tems bags con­tract to sup­ply Brazil with Her­mes 900 UAS


El­bit Sys­tems Ltd. an­nounced that it was awarded a con­tract by the Brazil­ian Air Force (FAB) for the sup­ply of a Her­mes 900 un­manned air­craft sys­tem (UAS). The Her­mes 900, which will be equipped with a new and ad­vanced in­tel­li­gence gath­er­ing sys­tem con­sid­ered as a break­through op­er­a­tional so­lu­tion, will be op­er­ated by FAB in com­bined mis­sions with the Her­mes 450 fleet, al­ready in op­er­a­tional use. Both UAS will carry safety and se­cu­rity mis­sions in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Games. The con­tract is in an amount that is not ma­te­rial to El­bit Sys­tems, and the Her­mes 900 will be sup­plied within two months.

Her­mes 900, al­ready in ser­vice with the Is­raeli Air Force and additional world leading armed forces, of­fers longer en­durance, flight al­ti­tude of 30,000 ft. and a large pay­load ca­pac­ity, suit­able for car­ry­ing a wide range of pay­loads as well as ca­pa­bil­i­ties to op­er­ate in ad­verse weather. The UAS is highly au­ton­o­mous, en­abling au­to­matic take-off and land­ing and in­cludes ad­vanced avion­ics and elec­tronic sys­tems. The sys­tem al­lows for joint flight mis­sions with the Her­mes 450, con­trolled and op­er­ated from the same uni­ver­sal ground con­trol sta­tion, trans­mit­ting the gath­ered im­agery, while us­ing var­i­ous com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tems.

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