Hungary has awarded Rheinmetall a “three-digit million-euro” contract to supply Hero Loitering Munitions in the next two years.
Hero is a family of effectors modified by Rheinmetall in partnership with Israeli drone developer UVision Air.
The two companies signed their strategic partnership in October 2021 to meet the increasing demand for remotely-controlled precision munitions.
‘Highly-Effective’ Weapon System
The Hero Loitering Munitions hover above a target while locating threats as well as possible enemy capabilities. They evaluate precise trajectory and timing information before conducting a high-precision strike.
A Hero platform can engage various targets, such as light vehicles on the move, tanks, field defense, air defense systems, and infrastructure.
A single operator can deploy the kamikaze drone on the ground or via control terminals located in headquarters.
Furthermore, the weapon system can be launched in GPS-contested environments or airspaces with jammed radio connections.
“Hero precision munitions provide modern armed forces on today’s battlefields with the ultimate in operational flexibility,” Rheinmetall said.
“The weapon systems possess a unique, autonomous target engagement capability, including reconnaissance, monitoring and recognition. It locates, tracks and engages emerging enemy targets with low signatures beyond the line of sight.”
“Modern armed forces around the world, among them those of major NATO members, use Hero Loitering Munitions, which have proven highly effective in combat operations.”
Source : Defense Post