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17 September 2015

DSEI 2015: UVision Exhibit Loitering Munition Solutions

UVision, a pioneer in the technological development of cost-effective, lethal aerial loitering systems, demonstrates the exceptional integration capabilities of its loitering munition systems for air, land, and sea platforms, on stand S8-270. For the first time, UVision displays the maritime capabilities of its HERO Lethal Loitering system on a Naval Platform Launcher (NPL). In addition to the NPL on display, the company also exhibits the entire HERO family of six systems, as well as a Vehicle Platform Launcher, demonstrating the HERO-30's integration capabilities with land platforms.

UVision HERO 120 loitering munition. (Photo: UVision)

"We have invested significant resources in the development of solutions for the integration of our loitering systems with manned and unmanned platforms," Yair Dubester, President & CEO informed MT. "This capability can have a crucial impact on the operational independence of soldiers on the battlefield, and their ability to respond quickly, effectively, and in real time against the threats surrounding them – and may actually save their lives."

The HERO family includes six systems (HERO 30, 70, 120, 250, 400 & 900), designed for assorted tasks at various ranges. HERO systems enable high-speed transit flight and low-speed loitering, depending on the tactical or strategic needs of the mission – handling moving targets, moving light-duty vehicles, tanks, and other strategic objectives. The HERO systems may be provided in the ISR configuration, enabling the use of the platform as a means for gathering intelligence, or as a missile enabling precision attacks on targets, using warheads of various types and weights.

The HERO family can carry out pinpoint strikes in urban areas or remote locations, with minimal collateral damage. In cases where an attack is aborted, HERO systems can be recalled and another target selected. With extremely low noise and thermal signature, these systems integrate highly advanced stabilised Electro-Optics day/night cameras and are ideal for deployment from air, land, and sea. "Our systems have already gained a number of first-tier customers, with additional customers currently evaluating them," Dubester concluded. "We are very pleased with the market's response to our offerings and believe this recognition will continue to grow, in response to the increasing demand for such solutions."

UVision HERO 400 loitering munition on Vehicle Platform Launcher. (Photo: UVision)

UVision designs, develops and manufactures innovative, cost-effective, lethal aerial loitering systems for customers worldwide. With cutting-edge technology and 30 years of extensive field experience by a professional management team culled from leading Israeli defence companies, UVision delivers highly innovative loitering systems based on great aerodynamic platform configurations. These solutions are tailored for theirflight qualities, surveillance, advanced airborne guidance, and navigation systems, precision attack munitions, and command and control stations fully integrated with communication links. UVision’s operations are ISO 9001:2000 certified for Research & Development, Production, UAV Services, Aviation Quality Composite Material Production, and UAV flight services.