Israel’s UVision says that its man-packable loitering munition, which weights only 3kg, has been procured by the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The company says they “have already been successfully used in combat operations by various IDF forces.”
The company says that the armed loitering drone is “Man-pack portable and deployed within minutes, the Hero–30 is capable of speeds of up to 100 knots and is ideal for anti-personnel missions.”
The statement on July 13 notes that UVision is “a global leader in Loitering Munitions Systems of all sizes for a variety of missions, reveals that its high-precision, light-weight man-pack portable Hero-30 system is already in use by various IDF units. The Hero-30 have been procured by the Israel MOD and put to operational IDF forces use, after proving its highly advanced capabilities in an extensive process of evaluation, tests and trials, meeting strict IDF technological and operational requirements.”
UVision developed a multiple launcher for its munitions in 2019. It demonstrated the Hero 30 and Hero 400EC in 2019 also.
UVision’s CEO, Maj. Gen. (ret.) Avi Mizrachi said “Meeting the requirements of today’s new battlefield doctrines for combat operations in complex, dynamic environments is our goal. With a wide range of advanced, cost-effective technologies, the systems enable high-precision strikes with minimal collateral damage. Our range of lethal loitering solutions with their unique characteristics are becoming a core required capability of leading military forces worldwide and of the IDF in particular.”
The company further notes:
The Hero-30, developed and manufactured by UVision, incorporates high level of precision attack and abort capabilities. These simple to operate systems allow front-line forces the ability to initiate operation, as well as to respond to any enemy target or threat that arises and eliminate it with pinpoint accuracy. The Hero-30’s on the move advanced capabilities include striking targets with high precision of tracking and lock-on, a last- second-mission-abort and re-engagement for a second attack attempt or change of target. Its versatile installment configurations (man-packed, vehicle mounted or stationary) make it perfectly suitable for diverse operational scenarios.