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Unmanned Vehicles

Elbit sells Hermes into Asia again

2nd March 2021 - 10:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Israeli company will provide an undisclosed number of Hermes 900 UAS and associated sub-systems, maintenance and support services.

Elbit Systems announced on 2 March that an unidentified Asian customer is to receive Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) under a five-year, $300 million contract. 

Elbit will provide an undisclosed number of Hermes 900 UAS and associated sub-systems, as well as maintenance and support services. 

The Israeli company reports sales of Hermes 900 UAS to 12 countries.

The Philippines, for example, has received a total of nine Hermes 900 UAVs to equip its 303rd Aerial Reconnaissance Group. The final batch of two aircraft were delivered in August 2020, although Shephard Defence Insight reports that not all UAVs will enter service until mid-2021.

‘There is a continuous demand for integrating unmanned systems to cope with a growing variety of operational needs,’ said Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems president and CEO. Our operational portfolio of autonomous capabilities, in all domains of operation, positions us competitively to address these needs.’

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