Hermes 900 UAV: Israeli defence company Elbit Systems Wednesday announced that its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A. has won a contract to supply additional Hermes 900 UAV to the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira FAB). Elbit Systems said the contract will be completed over a period of 16 months. The company also did not reveal the amount of the contract, saying that it was not material to Elbit Systems.
Under the contract, the Company will supply its Hermes 900 UAS and spare parts. Over the past decade, the Brazilian Air Force has been operating a mixed fleet of Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 UAS to perform a range of missions including Homeland Security and deforestation monitoring operations in the Amazons.
According to the company, the Hermes 900 UAS has been selected by 12 countries.
Yoram Shmuely, General Manager of Elbit Systems’ Aerospace, said the company was proud to be an integral part of the FAB UAS fleet’s growth roadmap. We are pleased by the growing customer base of the Hermes family of UAS users around the globe.
The Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Air Brigade Lieutenant Carlos de Almeida Baptista Junior, said the contract demonstrated the priority the force was giving to these systems, which have proven to be very important not only for the defense of Brazil, but also for actions to combat transnational crimes, illegal mining, fire control and deforestation.
“They are systems of great importance for our country,” he added.