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A new high-precision loitering munition system developed by UVision has been unveiled.
The Hero-400EC is an enlarged, extended-range, extremely precise loitering munition system equipped with a multi-purpose warhead.
The system’s unique cruciform aerodynamic design delivers high-accuracy and reduces collateral damage. Its electric motor enables it to loiter silently above a target, ready to instantly respond to pop-up threats. The system is in an advanced stage of development, with customer demonstrations planned for later this year.
According to the company, the Hero-400EC is a loitering munition system using man-in-the loop technology and advanced Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) payloads that can locate, track and strike static or moving targets with pinpoint accuracy and surprise. The system features a low noise and thermal signature modular multi-tube launcher that is adaptable to a wide range of platforms, thereby offering air, land, and sea capabilities.
The abort capability allows automatic re-entry into the loitering mode, re-engagement of the enemy, or return to the recovery area using a parachute. This makes Hero-400EC a cost-effective weapon of choice on today’s asymmetric battlefield.
The Hero-400EC has a maximum take-off weight of 40 kg and a warhead weight of 10 kg, with an endurance of up to 2 hours.
The Hero family of loitering munition systems comprises seven systems, designed for assorted tasks at various ranges. Hero systems enable high-speed transit flight and low-speed loitering, depending on the tactical or strategic needs of the mission – engaging moving targets, light-duty vehicles, tanks, and other strategic objectives. The Hero systems can be provided in the ISR configuration, enabling the use of the platform as a means for gathering intelligence – or as a missile, enabling precision attacks on targets, using warheads of various types and weights.
The Hero family can carry out pinpoint strikes in urban areas or remote locations, with minimal collateral damage. In cases where an attack is aborted, Hero systems can be recalled and assigned to a different target. With extremely low noise and thermal signatures, these systems integrate highly advanced stabilized Electro-Optics day/night cameras.