Elbit Systems Ltd. unveiled today its newest UAV,Hermes-90. Among the main features of the Hermes-90 are high survivability, long endurance of up to 18 hours, mission range of up to 100 kilometers, and varied payloads integration capability. Equiped with wheels or sleds, the unmanned aircraft can be launched and recovered using different methods, including launching by an integral launcher for point launch and recovery on non-prepared surfaces without using any dedicated ground equipment. The compact and lightweight system can be carried onboard two tactical utility vehicles and is operated by a two or three-person crew. The system includes an advanced Ground Control Station (GCS) for monitoring and controlling the mission, mounted onboard one of the field class vehicles.
The system enables full integration with any C4I system, for fast imagery dissemination as well as easy coordination among the operational forces in the field. The UAV accommodates the MicroCoMPASS, a new type of lightweight multi-sensor payload, developed at Elbit Systems. It comprises a color CCD day camera, 3rd generation cooled thermal imaging system and a laser marker. Micro CoMPASS electro-optic payload can also include a laser range finder or a laser designator.