Silver Arrow HERMES 450
Silver Arrow HERMES 450

Silver Arrow HERMES 450

The Hermes 450 is a multipurpose drone created by Silver Arrow. It is actively used for patrolling, observation, adjusting fire support, reconnaissance and communications support in the event of hostilities. The device consists entirely of composite materials, thereby making it difficult to detect enemy air defense systems. The traditional set of electronic equipment includes an infrared rangefinder, an Elta EL / M-2022H search radar, an ESP-600C color television camera or a monochrome Controp ESP-1H and Controp FSP-1 FLIR. In addition, containers with MOSP or IAI Tamam POP sensors can be additionally installed. When performing its tasks, it flies in autonomous mode, using GPS data. The device lands and takes off from a poorly prepared runway (up to 350 m). The reconnaissance complex includes 4-6 UAVs, a ground terminal and an Elbit control system.

His first combat mission, he performed in April 1994 years. Three years later, the company has created a new Silver Arrow modification Hermes 450S single engine.

UAV was used to replace the IDF reconnaissance drones Scout.

Silver arrow HERMES 450. Characteristics:

Modification   Hermes 450S
Wingspan, m   10.50
Length m   6.10
Height, m   1.80
Wing area, m2   8.20
Weight, kg  
  empty   200
  maximum take-off   450
engine's type   1 PD AR 801
Power, hp   X 1 52
Maximum speed km / h   176
Cruising speed, km / h   130
Radius of action, km   200
Flight duration, h   to 20
Practical ceiling, m   6100


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