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UVision unveils comprehensive range of new smart loitering systems, the Hero family

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Paris Air Show 2015
International Paris Air Show
15 - 21 June 2015
Paris - Le Bourget, France
 
 
 
UVision unveils comprehensive range of new smart loitering systems, the Hero family
 
UVision, a pioneer in the technological development of costeffective,lethal aerial loitering system, unveils its full line of revolutionary multioperational BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) precision loitering solutions for a range of operational scenarios at the Paris Air Show 2015. The Hero family can carry out pinpoint strikes in urban areas or remote locations, with minimal collateral damage.
     
UVision, a pioneer in the technological development of costeffective,lethal aerial loitering system, unveils its full line of revolutionary multioperational BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) precision loitering solutions for a range of operational scenarios at the Paris Air Show 2015. The Hero family can carry out pinpoint strikes in urban areas or remote locations, with minimal collateral damage. UVision's line of short-range loitering systems, from Hero 30 to Hero 120
     
According to Yair Dubester, President & CEO, "As pioneers in the field of miniature aerial munitions systems, we are responsive to the needs of our customers, and have developed a complete family of solutions, suited to a wide range of applications and scenarios. We have invested considerable resources in development in order to enable our customers to benefit from cutting-edge solutions – in terms of electrooptics, warheads, extended loitering time, and a wider communication radius. All these features make the HERO family the most advanced in the field."

Yair Dubester continued, "Built on a proven track record in the defense industry, we will unveil the entire new generation of the HERO family. In addition, a simulator will enable visitors to experience the ease of operation of these systems."

With extremely low noise and thermal signature, these systems integrate highly advanced stabilized Electro-Optics day/night cameras and are ideal for deployment from land, air and sea.

Multi-Mission, Miniature BLOS Systems for air, land and naval platforms Innovative, cost-effective, lethal aerial loitering systems that are proven effective against human targets, moving light-duty vehicles, tanks, and other strategic objectives – and all with minimal collateral damage.

UVision’s Hero Family of systems ranges from miniature tactical to larger operational loitering munitions for air, land and naval platforms. A unique cruciform configuration enables high maneuverability that maintains ‘eyes-on target’ and accurate hitting capabilities in constrained battle scenarios - ideal for the battlefield of the future.

This system has the ability to operate autonomously, semi-autonomously, or manually (man-in-the-loop attack capabilities). Targets can be predetermined using GPS, or visually selected when the target presents itself.
     
UVision, a pioneer in the technological development of costeffective,lethal aerial loitering system, unveils its full line of revolutionary multioperational BLOS (Beyond Line of Sight) precision loitering solutions for a range of operational scenarios at the Paris Air Show 2015. The Hero family can carry out pinpoint strikes in urban areas or remote locations, with minimal collateral damage. UVision's UGL-H30, a new concept of UAV unmanned deployement vehicle
     
Extremely light-weight, and even man-pack portable, the Hero loitering munitions can be carried right into the heart of the battle and deployed within minutes, thanks to a 5kg canister. Each soldier can then carry up to three Hero 30 short-range loitering systems. With a pneumatic launch, low noise andlow thermal signature, Hero is a silent, invisible, surprise attacker.

Advanced components include a range of aerial munitions, an operator hand-held control unit, a launch canister, a ground datalink terminal, payloads, and cutting-edge avionics.

UVision also introduced a new concept of launcher. Dubbed UGL-H30, this innovative project is a small unmanned ground launcher which is able to carry and launch up to four Hero 30 loitering systems.


The Hero line is divided in short-range and long-range systems.

The short-range systems comprise the Hero 30, which weight 3 kg, has a warhead of 0.5 kg, a range of 5-40 km and an andurance of min. 30 minutes. The Hero 70 has a weight of 7 kg, a warhead of 1.2 kg and a range of 45 km. It also has an endurance of 45 min. Finally, the Hero 120 is the biggest in the short-range category, with a weight of 12.5 kg and a warhead of 3.5 kg. It has a range of 40-60 km and an endurance of 60 min. All three systems have an electrical engine and are launched from a canister.

For strategic operations that require significant munitions, Hero's operational systems of loitering munitions offer flexible mission profiles, long endurance and excellent EO capabilities. The long-range Hero line features an advanced guidance, supporting small CEP, an extended loitering time and a low thermal signature. They can be launched from canister or rail launchers. All three are controlled via a hand-held tactical control unit or ground control station. The Hero 250 has a weight of 25 kg and carry a warhead of 5 kg. It has a range of 150 km and an endurance of 3 hours. The Hero 400 has a weight of 40 kg and a warhead of 8 kg. It also has a range of 150 km and features a 4 hours endurance. Finally, the Hero 900 has a weight of 97 kg, a warhead of 20 kg and a range of 250 km. It has a 7 hours endurance. All the long-range loitering systems are powered by gasoline engines.