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UVision trials extended-range Hero

Israeli unmanned air system developer UVision has demonstrated its Hero 400EC extended-range loitering weapon system to what it describes as a "strategic customer".

Conducted in southern Israel last month, the activity "proved the tracking and lock-on capabilities of the system using a moving vehicle and a human target in various operational scenarios", the company says. It also demonstrated its precision-strike and mission-abort performance.

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With a cruciform design chosen to enable highly accurate terminal engagement, the Hero 400EC has a 2.4m (7.8ft) wingspan and a maximum launch take-off weight of 40kg (88lb), including a 10kg warhead.

Deployed using a rail launcher or from a canister, the weapon has a 2h endurance, with a data link enabling a maximum range of 81nm (150km). Its operating ceiling is 18,000ft, with a transit speed of 150kt (277km/h) and a loitering speed of 50kt.

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