Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a contract valued at $72 million to supply Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and training capabilities to an international customer. The contract will be performed over a two-year period.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply Hermes 900 UAS equipped with the SkEyeTM   Wide Area Persistent Surveillance system, SPECTRO XR multi-spectral Electro-Optical payload, Satellite Communication, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) payloads and additional capabilities.

The Hermes 900 UAS has been selected to date by more than 15 customers attesting to its competitive edge by combining technological sophistication, reliability, open architecture and a solid growth path.

Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems Aerospace, commented: “This contract is another vote of confidence in the Hermes family of UAS. We are witnessing growing demand around the globe for our unmanned solutions that are capable of effective integration with manned forces to address the rapidly evolving threats in all domains of operation.”

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