The Royal Thai Army (RTA) has introduced the Elbit Hermes unmanned aerial system (UAS), becoming the second Southeast Asian. Hermes is a multirole high performance tactical Unmanned Air System (UAS) developed by Elbit Systems. It has been serving as the main Intelligence. An Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle has just crashed in the vicinity of Baghdad Airport. According to the FARS News Agency, an Israeli Hermes drone crashed.

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Nermes Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. The undercarriage consists of bow-legged structure mounted amidships holding single-wheeled main landing gear legs while the steerable nose landing gear single-wheeled is held well ahead in the design, just aft of the nose cone.

The available optics suite can be seen protruding from its blister housing along herkes fuselage centerline ahead of the wings. Georgia has actively fielded the Hermes in the skies above the disputed Abkhazia region. Customs and Border Protection. Hermes of the U.

As with American UAVs, Israeli UAVs – if armed – are thought to make use of the “Hellfire” anti-tank missile most synonymous with the tank-killing Apache helicopter, of which the Israelis operate in some number. Retrieved September 14, Images marked with “www. The Hermes is primarily utilized as a reconnaissance, communications and surveillance platform by the Israeli Air Force IAF but an armed version is thought to exist operationally.

Retrieved September 19, Retrieved from ” https: The undercarriage is completed static and does not retract when in flight. Elbit states that their Hermes has accumulated some 65, hours of flight in its short history, already having seen active service in several combat environments.


Structurally, the Hermes follows in hermds with other contemporary UAV designs it shares an outward similarity to the American Predator series.

The breakaway republic of Abkhazia is recognized by some countries including Russia as an autonomous nation while others including the United States consider it to be a part of Georgia proper.

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Elbit Hermes Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – Israel

However, the UK variant does not include provision for the fitting of armament but does make use of an integrated laser gyroscope for inertial navigation. Graph average of 90 miles-per-hour.

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Views Read Edit View history. The overflights were seen as a direct violation of the “Agreement on a Cease-Fire and Separation of Forces” also known as the ” Moscow Agreement” signed by both parties and witnessed by the United States and Russia. However, inat least three perhaps as many as seven Heermes systems belonging to the Georgian Air Force were shot down during the period of March to May either by Russian or Abkhazian forces.


The system has seen active participation in British involvement throughout the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In other projects Eelbit Commons.

The wings sit just aft of amidships. Archived from the original on August 4, It borders the Black Sea and thus gives it a strategic value in the region.

Several nations with growing interest in showcasing UAVs have either evaluated, leased or purchased the Hermes system, those including the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore and Brazil. Az – List of ammunition purchased by Azerbaijan made public”. It is currently evaluating a collection of Hermes operationally for the army and navy for the period not to exceed one year.

In earlyHermes systems are said to have participated in a pair of airstrikes launched against Sudan in an effort to control the flow of Iranian arms into the Gaza Strip.

Wankel engines have been fitted to UAVs, cars civilian and race typeswatercraft and even hand-held power tools. It features a gimbaled electro-optical payload that can accept reconnaissance and surveillance equipment as needed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Eelbit Policy.

Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. The fuselage is long and tubular in shape, containing the required guidance system, payload suites and internal guidance controls. Rate-of-climb is reported to be around feet-per-minute with a maximum speed listed at miles per hour, cruise being equal to 81 miles per hour.

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