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Hero-30 undergoes successful maritime trial
The Hero-30 portable loitering munition has completed a successful trial with an unnamed NATO navy.
‘Successfully withstanding all trial objectives, the system demonstrated compatibility [with] naval missions and applications, including remarkable performance in [a] GPS denied environment,’ Israeli manufacturer UVision announced on 23 June.
The sea trials culminated with a strike on a moving target. The simulated threat of a suicide speedboat laden with explosives was executed with extreme precision and the target (moving at 20kt) was hit amidships by an inert training round.
‘Proving our system’s remarkable capabilities for naval applications to a strategic NATO member is an additional step in UVision's expansion of its customer base,’ said Maj Gen (ret) Avi Mizrachi, CEO of UVision.
The 3kg Hero-30 can reach speeds of up to 100kt, carries a 500g warhead and has an operational range of up to 40km.
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