UVision has successfully demonstrated the Hero-400EC extended-range loitering system for a ‘strategic customer’.

The demonstration, which took place in southern Israel in December 2017, proved the tracking and lock-on capabilities of the system using a moving vehicle and a human target in various operational scenarios as well as its mission-abort capabilities say the company.

According to Noam Levitt, CEO of UVision:

“The demonstration we recently carried out for a strategic customer proved the remarkable capabilities of our Hero-400EC system. This system incorporates a high level of both precision attack and ISR capabilities. The system is simple to operate and allows field forces to quickly respond with the ability to eliminate any immediate threat that arises.”

According to the company:

“The Hero-400EC features a new electric motor that delivers high-speed transit and low-speed loitering with much lower acoustic and thermal signatures, thus improving stealth. The unique aerodynamic cruciform design delivers high precision terminal engagement accuracy against static and moving targets or targets in confined urban environments, thus reducing collateral damage. The Hero-400EC is optimized for the loitering munition role, where the deployable wings allow for any angle of attack, and delivers missile-level pinpoint strike capabilities. The multi-purpose, 10kg warhead (tandem, high explosive) allows engagement of a broad range of targets, including fortified positions and main battle tanks.”

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Pacman27

Would be good for the Navy. A couple of these on every ship would be very useful.

The killer question is how much will this cost?

Daniele Mandelli

British army had Fire Shadow and that died a death so I do not see anything happening here.

Paul.P

What happened to Fire Shadow?

Daniele Mandelli

Search me.

Never entered service and lost amongst other quietly cancelled programs.

Paul.P

Phalanx can easily intercept a mortar shell so I can’t see these loitering weapons being effective against any target defended by a decent point defence system.

Shane

Will it be “loitering with intent” ?