AUVSI: Herti tests turrets in outback

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bae systems herti unmanned air vehicle was on static display at patuxent river naval air station webster field annex on 10 august 2009 for auvsi unmanned systems north america
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 Above: BAE Systems Herti unmanned air vehicle was on static display at Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Field annex on 10 August 2009
On display at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Field annex on 10 August for AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2009, the first production-standard BAE Systems Herti was unveiled last year.

It has a maximum take-off weight of 1,650lb and carries a Cobalt electro-optical/infrared sensor from Sweden's FLIR Systems Polytech. Several Hertis were sent to Woomera test range in South Austalia earlier this year, where BAE says it has experimented "with the day/night turret". Past trials at Woomera have included an armed version of Herti called Fury that is equipped with Thales's new lightweight multirole missile.