Israel-based Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) has announced it has been awarded two contracts valued at approximately USD 20 million from Latin American customers to upgrade the capabilities of the Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), the company said.
Both contracts will be performed within a 12-month period.
Under the contracts, the company will integrate satellite communication systems and automatic takeoff and landing systems into the Hermes 900 UAS that the customers are already operating. This upgrade will advance these Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS to the latest configuration, enabling extension of the operational range to more than 1000km and performing the takeoff and landing autonomously and independent of GPS reception.
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land, and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems and munitions.