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UVision and Mistral Awarded US Government Contract to Supply Hero-120SF Loitering Munitions

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UVision and Mistral Awarded US Government Contract to Supply Hero-120SF Loitering Munitions

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GM Defense’s light tactical wheeled utility vehicle shown with Mistral’s UVision loitering munition technology
GM Defense’s light tactical wheeled utility vehicle shown with Mistral’s UVision loitering munition technology

UVision Inc., a global leader in aerial loitering systems, and Mistral Inc., a distinguished player in the US defense industry, have secured a $73,552,208 contract with the U.S. Government to supply Hero-120SF Loitering Munitions for the U.S. Special Operations Command. The contract includes munitions, spare parts, engineering change proposals, new equipment training, and conversion from organic precision fires-mounted to medium-range precision strike systems. Production of the Hero-120SF will take place at UVision USA’s facilities in Virginia and at the new SAIC (Science Applications International Corp) plant that opened in March. Mistral Inc, the exclusive representative of UVision in the USA, and the prime contractor of this contract, offering the Hero series to meet the discerning needs of the United States military will oversee the industrial and commercial aspects of the contract. The work under this contract is expected to be completed by 2029.

Major General (Ret.) Avi Mizrachi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of UVision USA, stated, “This significant contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command, a uniquely important entity, supported by our strong partnership with Mistral, underscores the commitment of both UVision and Mistral to provide cutting-edge technology and operational expertise to safeguard US national security.”

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The Hero-120 is medium range anti-armored system, designed to provide front-line forces with organic capabilities that allow them to operate independently, without having to rely on fire support or intelligence gathering from other units or higher echelons. (Photo by UVision Inc.)

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 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-120SF Loitering Munition System is a state-of-the-art, mid-range, anti-tank system designed specifically for heavy strikes against armored targets like tanks, vehicles, and other hard targets on the modern battlefield. With its ability to cause minimal collateral damage and equipped with a range of multi-purpose warheads, the Hero-120SF provides operational users with an unparalleled effective engagement solution. Tailored for Special Forces operations, the Hero-120SF includes enhancements such as improved payload capacity, advanced guidance systems, and increased flexibility for deployment from various platforms.

In March, UVision Inc. and SAIC announce a landmark collaboration agreement for the manufacturing of the Hero 120 Loitering Munition system. This cutting-edge defence solution will be produced in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, significantly enhancing rapid response capabilities for all UVision USA clients in the United States. The collaboration with SAIC is aimed at establishing a fully independent domestic supply chain, ensuring that UVision’s USA clients benefit from reduced dependency on international supply chains, faster delivery times, local training by expert teams, and comprehensive post-sale support and maintenance. UVision designs, develops and manufactures 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 culled from leading Israeli defense companies.

The Hero 120 Loitering Munition System is a state-of-the-art, mid-range, anti-tank system designed to address the complexities of the modern battlefield.
The Hero 120 Loitering Munition System is a state-of-the-art, mid-range, anti-tank system designed to address the complexities of the modern battlefield. (Photo by UVision Inc.)

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