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Elbit Systems awarded a follow-on contract to supply Hermes 900 UAS to Brazilian Air Force.

| 2022

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on January 5 that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A., was awarded a contract to supply additional Hermes 900 UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) to the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira “FAB”). The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems and will be performed over a period of 16 months.

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Elbit Systems awarded a follow on contract to supply Hermes 900 UAS to Brazilian Air Force 01 Hermes 900 (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Under the contract, the Company will supply its Hermes 900 UAS and spare parts. Over the past decade, the FAB has been operating a mixed fleet of Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 UAS to perform a range of missions including Homeland Security and deforestation monitoring operations in the Amazons. The Hermes 900 UAS has been selected to date by 12 countries, attesting to its competitive edge combining technological sophistication, reliability, open architecture and a solid growth path.

Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems’ Aerospace, commented: “We are proud to be an integral part of the FAB UAS fleet’s growth roadmap. We are pleased by the growing customer base of the Hermes family of UAS users around the globe.”

Elbit Systems awarded a follow on contract to supply Hermes 900 UAS to Brazilian Air Force 02 Elbit Systems Hermes 900 UAS(Picture source: Força Aérea Brasileira)

The Hermes 900 is an Israeli-made medium-size, multi-payload, medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed and manufactured by the company Elbit Systems. The Hermes 900 has an endurance of over 30 hours and can fly at a maximum altitude of 9,100 m, with a primary mission of reconnaissance, surveillance and communications relay. The Hermes 900 has a wingspan of 15 m and weighs 970 kg, with a payload of 300 kg. Payload options include electro-optical/infrared sensors, synthetic-aperture radar/ground-moving target indication, communications and electronic intelligence, electronic warfare, and hyperspectral sensors.

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