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UVision Hero-30


Man-Portable Expendable Loitering Munition (2012)


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The UVision Hero-30 marks the lightest product of the Hero Smart Loitering Systems lineup.



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The Hero-30 is a tactical, canister-launched, infantry-level expendable Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) developed and manufactured by UVision of Israel. The compact size of the system allows it to be man-portable into battle and operate in a pseudo-Close-Air Support (CAS) role while simplicity of design ensures quick setup and equally quick action for the unit.

The complete aircraft system weighs just 3 kilograms, is armed a warhead of 0.5 kilograms, and ranges through Line-of-Sight (LoS) controlling up to 40 kilometers from the operator. The system can remain airborne for up to 30 minutes from launch and is powered by an electrical propulsion scheme, this quality reducing the acoustic signature of the aircraft. Like other UASs of the Hero line, the Hero-30 features spring-loaded wings/fins and seats its twin-bladed propeller at the rear of the tubular, missile-shaped body.

Expendable "loitering munitions" have become the current call-of-the-day regarding the modern battlefield as more and more world powers (great and small) move towards unmanned systems (known generically as "drones"). The low-cost, easy-to-operate, and expendable nature (also termed "suicidal" or "kamikaze") of certain designs means these applications are employed in greater numbers than ever before - changing the modern battlefield considerably.

Other options in the Hero line include the Hero-120 short-ranged loitering munition and Hero-900 heavy-attack loitering munition.

September 2016 - It was reported that a joint deal between UVision of Israel and FirsTec of South Korea had been reached to begin marketing the Hero-30 line to South Korea.

Specifications



Service Year
2012

Origin
Israel national flag graphic
Israel

Status
ACTIVE
In Limited Service.
Crew
0
UNMANNED
Production
100
UNITS


UVision Air Ltd - Israel
National flag of Israel National flag of the United States Israel; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Unmanned Capability
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.


Empty Wgt
7 lb
(3 kg)
MTOW
7 lb
(3 kg)
Wgt Diff
+0 lb
(+0 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base UVision Hero-30 production variant)
Installed: 1 x Electrical Motor driving two-bladed propeller in pusher arrangement.
Range
25 mi
(40 km | 74 nm)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base UVision Hero-30 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
1 x 0.5 Kilogram Anti-Personnel Warhead.


Supported Types




(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 0


Hero-30 - Base Series Designation.


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