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Hermes 450  
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Total Production: ?
Also Known As: H-450, Kochav 450, Watchkeeper and WK450
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Elbit Systems
Parent System: Hermes
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Family Members: Hermes 180 and Hermes 900
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Description: The Hermes 450 is a tactical long endurance air surveillance and target acquisition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Hermes 450 is a member of Hermes family of unmanned aerial systems. It provides real-time electro-optic and electronic battlefield intelligence data. Enhanced and fully redundant avionics have been provided to this aircraft as well as fully autonomous flight patter with in-flight redirection.

The Watchkeeper is a long endurance airborne surveillance system designed to operate in all weather conditions by day and by night. It is based upon Hermes UAV family and will deliver both radar and optical high-resolution imagery to UK commanders. Elbit Systems' Hermes 450, designated WK450 for the Watchkeeper program, can stay on station for more than 16 hours.

Moreover, Watchkeeper program will contribute to Network Enabled Capability through a fleet of WK450 UAVs equipped with day/night sensors and laser designators connected via data link to a network of Ground Control Stations . The UK MoD gave green light to the project in July 2005 with a planned entry into service date for 2010. The entire program has been valued at £700 million.

Hermes 450 Specifications

Crew: 0
Length: 6.10 meter (20.0 foot)
Wingspan: 10.5 meter (34.4 foot)
Ceiling: 6,100 meter (20,013 foot)
Max Range: 200 kilometer (108 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 52 shp (38.8 kW)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 175 kph (95 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 20 hour (0.83 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 450 kilogram (992 pound)
Payload: 150 kilogram (331 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Hermes 450 News

There are 19 news between
20 Jul 2005 and 6 Oct 2019
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Sunday, October 6, 2019Undisclosed Southeast Asian Country Orders UAS Systems from Elbit Systems
Tuesday, September 1, 2015WB Electronics and Thales Show Their Proposal for the Polish Gryf Program
Wednesday, March 5, 2014Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial System Cleared for Use by British Army
Tuesday, July 10, 2012Boeing to Collaborate with Elbit Systems on Marketing and Sales of Hermes 450 and 900 Unmanned Airborne Systems
Friday, February 17, 2012France to Cooperate with the UK on Watchkeeper Development
Wednesday, January 19, 2011Brazilian Air Force Purchases Hermes 450 Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Thursday, April 15, 2010WATCHKEEPER UAV Makes First UK Flight
Monday, April 12, 2010UK Hermes 450 Tops 30,000 Flight Hours in Theatre
Thursday, April 1, 2010Thales Awarded UK MoD Watchkeeper Support Contract
Friday, May 15, 2009General Dynamics and Elbit Systems of America Form Joint Venture to Provide Tactical UAVs to US Market

Operators & Related Equipment

Bought by Georgia in 2007
United Kingdom38
201438Hermes 450 (12) and WK450 (26)

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