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UVision Hero-70


Man-Portable Expendable Loitering Munition (2012)


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The Hero-70 suicide drone is another man-portable loitering munition option available from UVision Air Ltd of Israel.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 10/21/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
UVision Air ltd of Israel produces a complete lineup of "loitering munition" ("suicide"/"kamikaze") drones spanning man-portable, tactical-level offerings to strategic-level solutions. This includes the compact Hero-20 and Hero-30 anti-personnel model up to the Hero-120 and Hero-900 anti-tank solutions. All are built around the basic concept of unmanned, expendable aerial vehicle, reducing risk and cost while enhancing battlefield success rates.

Like the Hero-20 and Hero-30 models, the Hero-70 is a tactical-level, canister-launched expendable Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) whose compact size allows it to be relatively easily transported into combat. It operates in a pseudo-Close-Air Support (CAS) role and can provide real-time target/situation data to the ground operator(s). Simplicity of design ensures quick setup and equally quick action for the system.

The aircraft component weighs a handy 7 kilograms, carries a warhead of 1.2 kilograms, and ranges through Line-of-Sight (LoS) controlling up to 40 kilometers from the operator. The system can remain airborne for up to 45 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-70 tactical system 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.

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 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.
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
15 lb
(7 kg)
MTOW
15 lb
(7 kg)
Wgt Diff
+0 lb
(+0 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base UVision Hero-70 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-70 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
1 x 1.2 kilogram 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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