Drones are a buzzword in today's military lexicon, although the group is more accurately called "unmanned aerial vehicles" (UAVs). Uvision of Israel produces a range of cruise drones, including the HERO 30, HERO 70 and HERO 120, all of which vary in size and combat capability, although they are focused on short-range anti-personnel or anti-tank missions.
The HERO 120 is the largest of the series, weighing 12.5kg and carrying a 3.5kg warhead. The range is up to 40 kilometers, and the vehicle has a mission duration window of about 60 minutes. An electric motor drives a two-bladed propeller located at the rear of the tubular fuselage.
The main plane of the wings and the tail are hingedly folded against the fuselage for easy storage and transport.
A transport/launch canister is used during activation, the assembly is equipped with a bipod support structure. Therefore, the drone can be launched from the ground when the operator is ready. Otherwise, the can doubles as a suitcase and sits on the infantry's back until needed.
- Ground Attack
- Close Air Support (CAS)
- Reconnaissance (RECCE)
25 miles (40 km; 22 nmi)
1 x 3.5kg warhead.
Hero-120 - Name of the basic series