September 19, 2016 - 09:00 ( Brasília )

Air

UVision partners with Firstec to market its Lethal Loitering Systems in South Korea

Companies sign MOU (Memorandum of Understanding); Firstec will market and sell UVision's HERO-30 Lethal Loitering System to South Korean MOD

UVision Air Ltd. – a global pioneer in the area of lethal aerial loitering systems of all sizes – has partnered with South Korean firm, Firstec Co., Ltd. According to the MOU, FIRSTEC will market and sell the company's short-range HERO-30 Lethal Loitering Systems to the South Korean market.

“We are pleased to announce our cooperation with FIRSTEC, a leading and long-established Korean manufacturer in the areas of aerospace and aviation", said Noam Levitt, UVision Chief Executive Officer.   "South Korea is a strategic market for us for two main reasons. First, we have identified a need in this market for systems such as our HERO-30, which can effectively meet the complex and evolving threats faced by South Korea. In addition, we see it as a technology leader in the area and as such, a starting point for the entire Asian market.”

According to Yong Woo Jeon, CEO and President of FIRSTEC, “We are proud to represent UVision in Korea – a pioneer in the area of loitering munition systems, and one of the few companies with products in this field that have already been sold and proven. This will be a stepping stone for FIRSTEC in strengthening its position as a leading provider of total unmanned systems in Korea. During the first stage, we will jointly produce and market HERO-30 systems for the local market."

About HERO-30 LETHAL LOITERING SYSTEM

The HERO 30 – the smallest of UVision's HERO family of Smart Loitering Systems - is designed to deliver short-range pinpoint strikes in remote locations or in populated urban areas where speed of target opportunity response and minimizing collateral damage are of prime importance. 

About HERO FAMILY OF LOITERING MUNITION SYSTEMS

The HERO family comprises six systems, designed for assorted tasks at various ranges. HERO systems enable high-speed transit flight and low-speed loitering, depending on the tactical or strategic needs of the mission – handling moving targets, light-duty vehicles, tanks, and other strategic objectives. The HERO systems can be provided in the ISR configuration, enabling the use of the platform as a means for gathering intelligence – or as a missile, enabling precision attacks on targets, using warheads of various types and weights.
 
The HERO family can carry out pinpoint strikes in urban areas or remote locations, with minimal collateral damage. In cases where an attack is aborted, HERO systems can be recalled and assigned to a different target. With extremely low noise and thermal signatures, these systems integrate highly advanced stabilized Electro-Optics day/night cameras and are ideal for deployment from air, land, and sea.

About Firstec

Established in 1975, Firstec Co., Ltd. has been playing an important role in the professional national defense industry in the fields of Gun, Mobile Equipment, Guided Weapons and Aerospace Business. Their main lines of fields of expertise and products are Autonomous Flight Technology, Flight Control Network, Actuation Mechanism, Heat-Fluid, Structure Analysis and Navigation Devices.
 
About UVision

UVision designs, develops and manufactures smart innovative, cost-effective, lethal aerial loitering systems for customers worldwide. With cutting-edge technology and 30 years of extensive field experience by a professional management team from leading Israeli defense companies, UVision delivers highly innovative loitering systems based on unique aerodynamic platform configurations. These solutions are tailored for unique flight qualities, surveillance, advanced airborne guidance and navigation systems, precision attack munitions, and command and control stations fully integrated with communication links.