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Silver Arrow HERMES 450
Silver Arrow HERMES 450

Silver Arrow HERMES 450

Hermes 450 is a multi-purpose drone created by Silver Arrow. It is actively used for patrolling, monitoring, adjustment fire support, intelligence and communications support in the event of hostilities. The unit is composed entirely of composite materials, thereby hampers their detection of the enemy air defense systems. The traditional complex electronic equipment includes an infrared range finder, search radar Elta EL / M-2022H, color television camera ESP-600C or monochrome Controp ESP-1H and Controp FSP-1 FLIR. In addition, it can be retrofitted containers having sensors MOSP or IAI Tamam POP. In carrying out its tasks it flies in standalone mode, using data GPS. The unit lands and takes off from the runway poorly prepared (up to 350 m). For reconnaissance complexes are 4-6 UAVs, ground terminal and control system of the company Elbit.

His first combat mission, he performed in April 1994 years. Three years later, the company has created a new Silver Arrow modification Hermes 450S single engine.

UAV was used to replace the IDF reconnaissance drones Scout.

Silver ArrowHERMES 450. Characteristics:

Modification Hermes 450S
Wingspan, m 10.50
Length m 6.10
Height, m 1.80
Wing area, m2 8.20
Weight, kg  
null 200
maximum take-off 450
engine's type AP AR 1 801
Power, hp X 1 52
Maximum speed km / h 176
Cruising speed, km / h 130
Radius of action, km 200
Flight duration, h to 20
Practical ceiling, m 6100


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