has introduced an extended-range variant to the Hero family of loitering weapons. The EC offers extended range and loitering capability,
The newEC combines some of the features of smaller Hero family platforms, with a larger fuselage and cruciform wing design which performs better against targets in complex terrain. The new variant replaces the traditional Hero-400 piston engine motor with electrical propulsion, which delivers high-speed transit and low-speed loitering, with much lower acoustic and thermal signatures.
Compared with the original Hero 400 the LE variant uses a heavier 10 kg tandem-shaped charge multipurpose warhead designed to defeat a wide range of targets, including armored vehicles. The new missile was unveiled bythis week at the Land Forces conference in Latrun.