Undisclosed Asian nation orders Hermes 900 drones

Israel’s Elbit Systems revealed on March 2 that it has been contracted to deliver an unspecified number of Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to an undisclosed Asian customer.

Hermes 900 [Elbit Systems]
Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) can be configured with multiple payloads to conduct a variety of mission sets. This recently signed contract with an undisclosed Asian nation will see the company deliver an unspecified number of platforms to the customer by 2026. Elbit Systems

The contract – worth approximately US$300m – will be completed over a five-year period. Under the terms of the deal, Elbit Systems will deliver an unspecified number of Hermes 900 aircraft, associated subsystems and related support services to the Asian customer. The firm states that the platform has been selected by 12 nations to date, “attesting to its competitive edge that combines technological sophistication, reliability, open architecture and a solid growth path.”

Bezhalel Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems, said: “There is a continuous demand for integrating unmanned systems to cope with a growing variety of operational needs. Our operational portfolio of autonomous capabilities, in all domains of operation, positions us competitively to address these needs.”