UVision Air Ltd, an Israeli company, produces a range of "loitering ammunition" drones, from small tactical models to larger strategic ones. These drones are designed to be unmanned and disposable, minimizing risks and costs in combat. They play crucial roles on the battlefield, offering real-time support to ground operators.
One of their tactical models, the Hero-70, is launched from tanks and easily transported into combat zones. It serves as a form of close air support (CAS), delivering vital information to ground personnel. Setup and operation are streamlined for quick deployment.
The Hero-70 drone is a lightweight, versatile option, weighing 7kg and capable of carrying a 1.2kg warhead. It can be controlled up to 40km away and stays airborne for up to 45 minutes, powered by an electric propulsion system that reduces noise. These disposable "loitering munitions" are revolutionizing modern warfare due to their cost-effectiveness and ease of use, fundamentally altering the dynamics of the battlefield.
Years in Service: 2012
Manufacturer: UVision Air Ltd - Israel
Ground attack (bombing, strafing)
The ability to conduct air strikes against ground targets using (but not limited to) artillery, bombs, rockets, rockets, etc.
Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR), reconnaissance
Monitor ground targets/target areas to assess surrounding threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Aircraft designed (or later developed) have inherent unmanned capabilities and can fill a variety of battlefield roles.
Curb Weight: 15 lbs (7kg)
MTOW: 15 lbs (7kg)
Installed: 1 x electric motor, driving a two-bladed propeller in a thrust arrangement.
Area: 25 km (40 km | 74 nautical miles)
1 x 1.2 kg warhead.