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Hermes 900 StarLiner emerges

17th July 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Elbit Systems has named its NATO STANAG 4671 compliant version of the Hermes 900 UAS the Hermes 900 StarLiner.

The UAS is qualified to fly in civil national airspace (NAS), and incorporates advanced aviation technologies including cooperative and non-cooperative detect and avoid systems, terrain avoidance warning system, automatic take-off and landing in near zero visibility, redundant broad bandwidth line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight data link, and adverse weather capabilities such as de-icing and direct lightning strike sustainment.

These technological enhancements allow the aircraft to operate in both visual and instrument meteorological conditions and its heavy fuel engine provides improved climb rate, extended endurance and higher ceiling and maximum speed.

After concluding an extensive year-long flying schedule, the Hermes 900 StarLiner has been performing Civil Aviation Authority certified flights in Masada National Park, Israel.

The Hermes 900 StarLiner is currently being assembled for the Swiss armed forces (where it is known as Hermes 900 HFE), and is scheduled to be delivered and integrated into Switzerland NAS during 2019.

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