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UVision Hero-120


Disposable Short-Range Lethal Loitering System UAV


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Image from UVision marketing material.

The UVision Hero-120 series UAS is billed as ideal for the anti-tank - or similar - attack role.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 5/1/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
Drones are the current buzz word in today's military lexicon, though the group is more correctly detailed as "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" (UAVs). Uvision of Israel produces a line of loitering UAVs consisting of the HERO 30, HERO 70 and HERO 120, the collection differing in size as well as over-battlefield capabilities though all centering on short-ranged anti-personnel or anti-tank sorties.

The HERO 120 represents the largest of the group, weighing 12.5 kilograms and carrying a warhead of 3.5 kilograms. Range is out to 40 kilometers and the vehicle holds a mission endurance window of about 60 minutes. An electric motor is used to drive the two-bladed propeller seated at the back of the tubular fuselage. The wing mainplanes and tailplanes are hinged to fold against the fuselage for storage and transport.

A transport / launch canister is used during the activation process and this component is fitted with a bipod support structure. The UAV can therefore be launched from the ground after it has been readied by its operator. Otherwise, the canister doubles as the transport case and sits on the back of an infantryman until needed.


Specifications



Year:
2012
Crew
0
[ 100 Units ] :
UVision Air Ltd - Israel
National flag of Israel Israel
- Ground Attack
- Close-Air Support (CAS)
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
- Unmanned
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the UVision Hero-120 production model)
Empty Weight:
26 lb (12 kg)
MTOW:
33 lb (15 kg)
(Diff: +7lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the UVision Hero-120 production model)
1 x Electric motor driving two-bladed propeller in pusher arrangement.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the UVision Hero-120 production model)
Max Range:
25 miles (40 km; 22 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the UVision Hero-120 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
1 x 3.5 kilogram warhead.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the UVision Hero-120 production model)
Hero-120 - Base Series Designation
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