UVision to develop new versions of its loitering munitions for the U.S. Armed Forces

By Arie Egozi

The U.S. facility of the Israeli company Uvision will develop new versions of loitering munitions tailored to the specific operational needs of the U.S. Armed Forces. This aims to improve its standing in future competitions with American manufacturers.

Last year, Uvision officially opened its U.S. facility in Virginia.

In early 2022, Uvision was awarded, through its Business Development partner Mistral Inc., the contract to supply the Hero-120 for the US Marine Corps Organic Precision Fire Mounted (OPF-M) System. The system will be integrated with LAV-M, JLTV, and LRUSV.

 

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Uvision’s Hero-120 OPF-M was selected after the successful completion of several demonstrations, tests, and evaluation processes, showcasing the system’s capabilities. The Hero-120 OPF-M will provide the Marine Corps with ISR capabilities, highly accurate and precision indirect fire strike capabilities. Additionally, the Israeli company will supply its Multi-Canister Launcher tailored to the specific requirements of the USMC, integrated onto the LAV, JLTV, and the LRUSV.

 

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The Hero-120 is a mid-range, anti-armor weapon system designed to meet the complex requirements of the modern battlefield. Hero-120 is a high-precision smart loitering munition system with a unique aerodynamic structure capable of conducting pinpoint strikes against anti-armor, anti-material, and anti-personnel targets, including tanks, vehicles, concrete fortifications, and other soft targets in populated urban areas. The Hero-120’s high-precision capability ensures minimal collateral damage. Its wide range of multi-purpose warheads allows the operational user to effectively engage all targets.

 

 

The fast-growing demand for loitering weapon systems in the U.S. armed forces has led the U.S. facility to invest in the development of new versions.

The Israeli company was not available for details, but sources told Defence Industry Europe that the focus is on longer endurance, immunity against new defense systems, and a larger variety of warheads.

 

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