The Argentinian Defense Minister, Jorge Taiana, signed a contract with the Israel’s Ministry of Defense on 27 December for procurement of UVision Hero-30 and Hero-120 loitering munitions. The Multiannual Ammunition Acquisition Plan, issued earlier this year, contemplates procurement of ammunition of both existing and novel nature for all three armed forces. Argentina is also procuring inert training rounds, which have a secondary role as ISR assets and are fully recoverable and re-usable. The initial procurement will allow the evaluation of the munitions by elements of Argentine special forces, Marine Corps, airmobile and field artillery forces.
UVision Air Ltd. is an Israeli defense technology company established in 2011. It engaged in the development, manufacturing and sales of advance missiles and loitering munition systems for land, air, and naval military forces. The company’s solutions, called HERO, are designed for targeted attacks against a variety of threats at various ranges. UVision develops the HERO family of loitering systems.The HERO is a sensor-to-shooter system used for surveillance, target acquisition and attack of a variety of targets in the battlefield. The HERO is equipped with an electro-optical camera whose images are received by the command and control station.
The family of loitering systems supports several launch methods: from the ground by a single soldier, from a vehicle, and from a variety of aerial and naval platforms. The HERO flies to the target area, loiters above the point of interest, tracks, and attacks the target. Man-pack portable and deployed within minutes, the Hero-30 is capable of speeds of up to 100 knots and is ideal for anti-personnel missions. Ideal for anti-tank missions, or other strategic objectives, the Hero-120 is the largest of the short-range systems. It carries a 4.5 kg warhead and can endure an extended flight time of 60 minutes.