Jun 11, 2014

Switzerland choses Hermes UAV to upgrade fleet

Switzerland has chosen Elbit's Hermes 900 HFE as its new UAV. It will replace the ADS 95 Ranger, which the Swiss have operated since 2001.
The Hermes will be "more flexible, has longer endurance in the air and a wider operational range than the system currently in use," according to a Swiss Federal Department of Defense announcement.
Elbit's Hermes was selected over the Israel Aerospace Industries Super Heron.
The changeover will be complete by 2020. The Swiss government announcement was careful to note that the new UAV will be unarmed.

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