JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Armed forces around the world including the U.S army, have identified the operational advantages of using loitering weapon systems. Israeli company Uvision that is developing and manufacturing such systems, has established an American subsidiary, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
Uvision USA, a fully owned subsidiary by UVision Air, will focus on the US Market. Uvision USA will deepen the company’s sales & marketing efforts in the US & North America markets and support the growing demand for its advanced lethal loitering systems.
The establishment of the US subsidiary is an integral part of the company’s ongoing expansion of operations in the international market in general and in the United States in particular, in response to the need identified by the company that has arisen in the US market.
Uvision USA will act as an independent US Company and will assist in improving accessibility and availability for the US customers.
According to Noam Levitt, CEO of UVision, the Israeli company has partnered with a few US Companies and developed a very successful cooperation with Raytheon, for the adaptation of our advanced lethal loitering systems to the specific demands of the US Army. “The new company will enable us to further improve our high level, rapid response to our US customers, and we hope in the future also to broaden our production operations in the US, which will provide both local jobs and transfer of technology (TOT).”
The program of records (POR) for the acquisition of a small loitering weapon system by the U. S Special Forces is expected to be issued during 2019.This according to Shane Cohen, Uvisions’ VP marketing and sales.
Israeli company UVision is teamed with Raytheon and offers the Israeli company’s Hero-30 system for the U.S army’s lethal miniature aerial missile systems (LMAMS).
The tender is aimed at the purchase 0f 25.000 loitering weapon systems in a 15 year period.
According to the contract if the Hero-30 is selected, Raytheon will serve as the main contractor.
The special derivative of the Hero-30 loitering weapon system will be lighter and will carry a smaller warhead but will be capable of hitting the target very accurately with a 1.2 pounds warhead.
The current version of the Hero-30 weapon system, weighs 3kg and carried in a canister, that is used also as a pneumatic launcher. After launch the electric motor is turned on.
The HERO-30 is equipped with a day/night sensor and has an endurance of 30 minutes. The company is working on extending the endurance.
After the HERO-30 is launched it locks on the predesigned target and transmits the video to the operator using a hand held unit.
The HERO-30 is loitering in altitudes between 300 and 600 meters above the ground. The data link that was developed for the system can control it in ranges of 5 -10 or 40 km depending on the antenna used.
In the meantime the Hero- 30 was purchased by some unidentified armed forces. The Israeli company has recently developed a new launcher for the Hero-30.
According to the company, the newly configured launcher offers reduced system weight, greater safety and ease-of-use during launch, and can be easily mounted on military platforms. Its pneumatic launch, low noise and low thermal signature make the Hero-30 an invisible, high-precision surprise and lethal attacker, providing a major asset to the fighting force.
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