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New Flyer 72- Utility (F72-U) Hero-120 Configuration Kit to Debut in AUSA

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New Flyer 72- Utility (F72-U) Hero-120 Configuration Kit to Debut in AUSA

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New Flyer 72- Utility (F72-U) Hero-120 Configuration Kit to Debut in AUSA
New Flyer 72- Utility (F72-U) Hero-120 Configuration Kit to Debut in AUSA

Flyer Defense will debut its new Hero-120 Configuration Kit on a Flyer 72- Utility (F72-U) ground mobility vehicle during the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. from October 10-12. The F72-U Hero-120 configuration is compatible with the Hero-120 precision loitering munition system from Mistral, Inc. and UVision Air, Ltd. The system features a unique aerodynamic structure that can carry out pinpoint strikes against mid-range hard targets at the range of at least 40km. Flyer’s Hero-120 Configuration Kit boasts a capacity for up to 10 munition systems with four ready to launch and six stowed. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see the Flyer 72-Heavy Duty Javelin Configuration Kit in Booth #1410 outfitted with a Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) system, .50cal machine gun, nine Javelin missiles, and four M72 LAWs.

The Flyer® 72 – Utility Hero-120 Configuration Kit and Flyer 72-Heavy Duty Javelin Configuration Kit. (Photo by Flyer)
The Flyer® 72 – Utility Hero-120 Configuration Kit and Flyer 72-Heavy Duty Javelin Configuration Kit. (Photo by Flyer)

The Hero-120 is a mid-range, anti-armor, beyond-line-of-sight weapon system which meets the complex requirements of modern battlefield challenges. The high-precision, smart loitering munition system has a unique aerodynamic structure that carries out pinpoint strikes against anti-armor, anti-material and anti-personnel targets, including MBTs, vehicles, concrete fortifications, and other soft targets in populated urban areas, while ensuring minimum collateral damage. Its wide range of multi-purpose warheads enables the operational user to effectively engage all targets. UVision Air Ltd. is an Israeli defense technology company established in 2011. The company’s solutions, called HERO, are designed for targeted attacks against a variety of threats at various ranges.

Hero-120 Organic Precision Fire Mounted (OPF-M) System
Hero-120 Organic Precision Fire Mounted (OPF-M) System. (Photo by UVision Air Ltd)

The Flyer 72’s modular approach provides the warfighter with a rapid mission reconfiguration capability. The Flyer 72 can quickly be configured and reconfigured to perform multiple missions such as light strike assault, rescue and evacuation, command and control, and reconnaissance. New for 2018 is the Flyer 72 Tactical Utility Vehicle (TUV) which provides further platform versatility with modular kits, including Open Cargo Bed, Mortar Weapon and Munitions Carrier, 12-Crew Assault Kit, Tactical CASEVAC/Ambulance Kit, +1 Gunner Main Weapons Stations Kit, Shelter Carrier Kit, and K-9 Carrier Kit. With a flexible payload capability ranging from 4500 to 7000 pounds, the Flyer 72 is the leader in payload capacity.

The Flyer® 72 – Utility Hero-120 Configuration Kit and Flyer 72-Heavy Duty Javelin Configuration Kit. (Photo by Flyer)
The Flyer® 72 – Utility Hero-120 Configuration Kit and Flyer 72-Heavy Duty Javelin Configuration Kit. (Photo by Flyer)

Flyer Defense, LLC was formed to provide mission-specialized, lightweight, high mobility, all- terrain tactical wheeled vehicles capable of internal transport in rotary and tilt wing aircraft. Flyer provides purpose-built vehicles and logistics support for U.S. Army, special operations forces and global allies. Always prioritizing the users and their missions, Flyer vehicles increase ground mobility, allow rapid deployment into contested areas, and enable military ground forces to move quickly for extended distances and over difficult terrain. The Flyer® family of successfully tested and certified vehicles are modular platforms, allowing rapid vehicle customization for immediate operation-relevant configuration.

New Flyer 72- Utility (F72-U) Hero-120 Configuration Kit to Debut in AUSA
The Flyer® 72 – Utility Hero-120 Configuration Kit and Flyer 72-Heavy Duty Javelin Configuration Kit. (Photo by Flyer)

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