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Elbit Systems to Supply More Hermes 900 to Brazilian Air Force

Arie Egozi - : Jan 5, 2022 - : 11:28 pm


Israeli company Elbit Systems has announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A. (AEL) will supply additional Hermes 900 UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) to the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB). The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems and will be performed over a period of 16 months.

Under the contract, Elbit will supply its Hermes 900 UAS and spare parts. Over the past decade, the FAB has been operating a mixed fleet of Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 UAS to perform a range of missions including homeland security and deforestation monitoring operations in the Amazons.

“We are proud to be an integral part of the FAB UAS fleet’s growth roadmap,” said Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace. “We are pleased by the growing customer base of the Hermes family of UAS users around the globe.”

“The contract demonstrates the priority we are giving to these systems, which have proven to be very important not only for the defense of Brazil, but for actions to combat transnational crimes, illegal mining, fire control and deforestation,” said the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Air Brigade Lieutenant Carlos de Almeida Baptista Junior. “They are systems of great importance for our country.”

Last year, Elbit Systems was awarded an approximately US$300 million contract by a country in Asia to provide Hermes 900 UAS. The UAS has been selected to date by 12 countries, attesting to its competitive edge that combines technological sophistication, reliability, open architecture and a solid growth path.

Elbit Systems had, some years ago, introduced the Hermes- 900, for operations in civil airspace. According to the Israeli company, the Hermes 900 StarLiner features adverse weather capabilities and is fully compliant with NATO’s Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 4671, qualifying it to be safely integrated into civilian airspace and fly in the same environment with manned aircraft.

The company says that security events, such as the dismantling of ISIS and diverse geo-political tensions, have caused European countries to re-orient defence efforts from involvement in far-away conflicts to coping with intensifying homeland and border security challenges.

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