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Singapore Airshow 2024: Elbit Systems unveils Hermes 650 Spark UAV

21st February 2024 - 09:46 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Singapore


Electro-optics, radars and signal intelligence (SIGINT) can be integrated into the new Hermes 650. (Photo: Norbert Neumann)

The MALE drone features automatic takeoff and landing (ATOL) capabilities and can accommodate a load of 260kg across eight modular storage stations.

Elbit Systems has unveiled its latest edition to its Hermes UAS family, the Hermes 650 Spark next-generation tactical drone, at the Singapore Airshow 2024.

The Israeli defence manufacturer said the medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) platform boasted multi-mission capabilities with increased range and endurance, as well as high flight speeds. The Hermes 650 features automatic takeoff and landing (ATOL) and can carry a useful load of 260kg in its total of eight modular storage stations. This would allow it to carry payloads up to 120kg on full fuel capacity.

Elbit said electro-optics, radars, signal intelligence (SIGINT) and other functions can be integrated into

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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