AUSA 2021: UVision unveils its HERO Multi-Canister Launcher (MCL), adapted for launching all types of HERO Loitering Munition Systems from a single platform

AUSA 2021: UVision unveils its HERO Multi-Canister Launcher (MCL), adapted for launching all types of HERO Loitering Munition Systems from a single platform
The new launcher enables field forces to choose and operate the most suitable HERO system, according to the mission and changing conditions, for mission success
AUSA Annual Meeting, Washington DC, October 11-13, Stand no 3939 (Hall C)
Washington DC,Tel Aviv October 8, 2021UVisionAir Ltd. – a global leader in aerial loitering munition systems of all sizes for a variety of missions, is for the first time introducing a launch capability for different HERO systems, from a single launcher. Giving field forces operational flexibility, the innovative capability enables them to choose and launch the most suitable system, depending on the nature of the mission and target – from the Hero-30 for smaller 'surgical' attacks, through the Hero-120 for medium-sized and armored targets, up to the Hero-400 for long-range and fortified targets.
With easy deployment, forces can now launch the advanced HERO series of munition systems from a single MCL, installed on one platform, gaining terrain dominance by combining RSTA with precise attack. For unprecedented attack capability, the new MCL enables combat forces to launch and operate the munition from within the platform, and engage targets at tactical ranges in excess of 75 km.
The MCL is designed for modular adaptation to various types and sizes of platform, from armored vehicles to large, medium, and small watercraft, manned or autonomous. The ability to store, transport and launch the HERO loitering munition systems from a pre-loaded, sealed canister further increases battle readiness and provides the forces with available and effective missiles.
“UVision was recently awarded a contract to supply the Hero-120 aerial loitering munition and multi-canister launchers to the United States Marine Corps for its 'Organic Precision Fire Mounted' (OPF-M) program,” says Jim Truxel, CEO of UVision USA. “As part of this project, the MCLs will be installed on various platforms. We are proud that this latest development will be used in the field soon.”
About the HERO series family
The HERO series of loitering munitions consists of eight loitering munition systems, designed for different missions at various ranges using various types of payloads. The HERO systems are the fastest sensor-to-shooter loitering munitions, allowing forces in the front-line to independently locate time sensitive targets, and track and attack with pin-point precision. Each munition can handle different missions, ranging from lightweight static or moving targets (such as light-duty vehicles and human targets) to larger fortified or heavily armored targets such as MBT (Main Battle Tank), enemy air defenses and other strategic objectives.  The HERO series’ unique design enables the munitions to carry out precisionstrikes in urban areas or remote locations, with minimal collateral damage. In cases where an attack is aborted, the systems can be recalled and another target selected, or retrieved via an on-board recovery system for a future mission. With extremely low noise and thermal signature, these systems are integrated with highly-advanced, stabilized electro-optic day/night cameras, and are ideal for deployment from air, land and naval platforms.
About UVisionAir Ltd.
UVision designs and manufactures combat-proven smart loitering munition systems, providing military organizations around the globe with precise and effective operational attack capabilities. Its innovative, cost-effective systems are based on cutting-edge technology and 30 years of extensive field experience by military professionals, engineers, and the company’s own management team.
In early 2019, UVision Air Ltd. established UVision USA Corporation, which will produce the HERO series of loitering munitions in the United States, beginning in mid-2022. The establishment of UVision USA further strengthens UVision’s overall commitment to the US Armed Services and the US economy.
The HERO series of systems provides high-precision strike capabilities, based on unique aerodynamic platform configurations.  UVision’s loitering munitions are designed with unique ?ight qualities for precision-attack munitions, integrating advanced airborne guidance and sophisticated navigation algorithms, integrated with C4I stations – thereby meeting the requirements of today’s modern battlefield challenges for combat in complex and dynamic environments.
The HERO series of loitering munitions are suitable for tactical and strategic targets ? whether for short, medium or long range – utilizing a variety of warheads to ensure maximum mission effectiveness. The units are operationally deployed and field proven. ISO certified, UVision is fully committed to providing turnkey solutions to its extensive network of partners and customers around the world, with high-quality service and swift support. 


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