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UVision Hero-900


Expendable Heavy Attack Smart Loitering Munition UAV (2012)


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The UVision Hero-900 represents the largest available Smart Loitering Munition System in the UVision lineup.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/20/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
The Hero-900 is a strategic-level expendable Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) developed and manufactured by UVision of Israel and intended for the heavy-attack / Close-Air Support (CAS) role. The complete aircraft system weighs in at 97 kilograms, is armed a warhead of 20 kilograms, and ranges through Line-of-Sight (LoS) controlling up to 250 kilometers from the operator. The system can remain airborne for up to seven hours from launch and is powered by a gasoline-fueled propulsion scheme. The Hero-900 Like other UASs of the Hero line, the Hero-30 features straight, shoulder-mounted mainplanes with clipped tips, a X-style tailplane arrangement, and seats its twin-bladed propeller at the rear of the tubular, missile-shaped body. Optics and sensors are managed from the nose of the aircraft.

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 relatively 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-90 man-portable, tactical-level loitering munition and Hero-120 short-ranged loitering munition.

Specifications



Service Year
2012

Origin
Israel national flag graphic
Israel

Status
ACTIVE
In Limited Service.
Crew
1

Production
100
UNITS


UVision Air Ltd - Israel
National flag of Israel Israel
(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.
Unmanned Capability
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.


Empty Wgt
214 lb
(97 kg)
MTOW
265 lb
(120 kg)
Wgt Diff
+51 lb
(+23 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base UVision Hero-900 production variant)
Installed: 1 x Gasoline engine driving a two-bladed propeller in pusher configuration.
Range
155 mi
(250 km | 463 nm)
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base UVision Hero-900 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
1 x 20 kilogram warhead.


Supported Types




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


Hero-900- Base Series Designation


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