Hermes

Suicide Drone

The Hermes 450, originally designed for long endurance surveillance missions, can stay aloft for up to 24 hours at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet and has an array of optical, infrared, and laser sensors.  The Hermes 450 also has bombing capabilities, as it carries two Spike medium range missiles. The Drone, manufactured by  Elbit Systems , is one of the most widely used military drones in the world.

The Hermes 900, the second in the Hermes series also manufactured by Elbit Systems, can stay up for over 30 hours and fly up to 30,000 feet.

Hermes 450 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Both the Hermes 450 and the Hermes 900 were used in the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza (Protective Edge), and for the Hemes 900, only planned to be operational in 2015, it was a first operational debut. In 2018 it was made public that a missile that killed 4 Palestinian children aged 9, 10, 10 and 11 on the Gaza beach 4 years earlier, were fired from a Hermes 450 drone.

On 27th December 2008, the first day of IDF offensive operation Cast Lead, an IDF drone, either Heron or Hermes 450, launched a missile against a group of people across the street from the UNRWA-sponsored Gaza Technical College in downtown Gaza City killing twelve, nine of whom were students and three were civilian bystanders. On 29th December, drones (again, either Hermes 450, or Herons) launched a missile at a truck outside a metal shop in Jabalya. Eight people died in the attack including four minors. The owner of the truck Ahmed Samur, whose son died in the strike, in an interview with B’Tselem denied any connection to Hamas and said that the truck was shipping oxygen cannisters of metal welding.

Both Hermes drones are in regular use by the Israeli air-force both in Gaza and Lebanon.

Hermes

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

The Hermes drone, manufactured by  Elbit Systems , is one of the most widely used military drones in the world. 

The Hermes 450, originally designed for long endurance surveillance missions, can stay aloft for up to 24 hours at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet and has an array of optical, infrared, and laser sensors.  The Hermes 450 also has bombing capabilities, as it carries two Spike medium range missiles.

The Hermes 900, the second in the Hermes series also manufactured by Elbit Systems, can stay up for over 30 hours and fly up to 30,000 feet.

Variations:  Hermes 450, Hermes 900

In July 2021 the Hermes-450 was operated in the first ever international joint drone drill named “Blue Guardian”, that was led by the Israeli Air Force. Participants from Israel, Germany, Italy, France, the US and the UK operated the Zik (Hermes 450) drone in a variety of scenarios. The drill at Palmahim air base in central Israel lasted two weeks. [1]

Hermes 450 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Use by Israeli forces:

Both the Hermes 450 and the Hermes 900 were used in the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza (Protective Edge), and for the Hermes 900, only planned to be operational in 2015, it was a first operational debut. In 2018 it was made public that a missile that killed 4 Palestinian children aged 9, 10, 10 and 11 on the Gaza beach 4 years earlier, were fired from a Hermes 450 drone.

On 27th December 2008, the first day of IDF offensive operation Cast Lead, an IDF drone, either Heron or Hermes 450, launched a missile against a group of people across the street from the UNRWA-sponsored Gaza Technical College in downtown Gaza City killing twelve, nine of whom were students and three were civilian bystanders. On 29th December, drones (again, either Hermes 450, or Herons) launched a missile at a truck outside a metal shop in Jabalya. Eight people died in the attack including four minors. The owner of the truck Ahmed Samur, whose son died in the strike, in an interview with B’Tselem denied any connection to Hamas and said that the truck was shipping oxygen cannisters of metal welding.

Both Hermes drones are in regular use by the Israeli air-force both in Gaza and Lebanon.

Hermes drones were operating in the Israeli operation “Guardian of the Walls” in Gaza in May 2021. The Israeli Army published in their official website that the army conducted around 643 flights during the operation, among them Hermes drones.[2]

Hermes

Suicide Drone

The Hermes 450, originally designed for long endurance surveillance missions, can stay aloft for up to 24 hours at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet and has an array of optical, infrared, and laser sensors.  The Hermes 450 also has bombing capabilities, as it carries two Spike medium range missiles. The Drone, manufactured by  Elbit Systems , is one of the most widely used military drones in the world.

The Hermes 900, the second in the Hermes series also manufactured by Elbit Systems, can stay up for over 30 hours and fly up to 30,000 feet.

Hermes 450 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Both the Hermes 450 and the Hermes 900 were used in the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza (Protective Edge), and for the Hemes 900, only planned to be operational in 2015, it was a first operational debut. In 2018 it was made public that a missile that killed 4 Palestinian children aged 9, 10, 10 and 11 on the Gaza beach 4 years earlier, were fired from a Hermes 450 drone.

On 27th December 2008, the first day of IDF offensive operation Cast Lead, an IDF drone, either Heron or Hermes 450, launched a missile against a group of people across the street from the UNRWA-sponsored Gaza Technical College in downtown Gaza City killing twelve, nine of whom were students and three were civilian bystanders. On 29th December, drones (again, either Hermes 450, or Herons) launched a missile at a truck outside a metal shop in Jabalya. Eight people died in the attack including four minors. The owner of the truck Ahmed Samur, whose son died in the strike, in an interview with B’Tselem denied any connection to Hamas and said that the truck was shipping oxygen cannisters of metal welding.

Both Hermes drones are in regular use by the Israeli air-force both in Gaza and Lebanon.

Hermes

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

The Hermes drone, manufactured by  Elbit Systems , is one of the most widely used military drones in the world. 

The Hermes 450, originally designed for long endurance surveillance missions, can stay aloft for up to 24 hours at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet and has an array of optical, infrared, and laser sensors.  The Hermes 450 also has bombing capabilities, as it carries two Spike medium range missiles.

The Hermes 900, the second in the Hermes series also manufactured by Elbit Systems, can stay up for over 30 hours and fly up to 30,000 feet.

Variations:  Hermes 450, Hermes 900

In July 2021 the Hermes-450 was operated in the first ever international joint drone drill named “Blue Guardian”, that was led by the Israeli Air Force. Participants from Israel, Germany, Italy, France, the US and the UK operated the Zik (Hermes 450) drone in a variety of scenarios. The drill at Palmahim air base in central Israel lasted two weeks. [1]

Hermes 450 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Use by Israeli forces:

Both the Hermes 450 and the Hermes 900 were used in the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza (Protective Edge), and for the Hermes 900, only planned to be operational in 2015, it was a first operational debut. In 2018 it was made public that a missile that killed 4 Palestinian children aged 9, 10, 10 and 11 on the Gaza beach 4 years earlier, were fired from a Hermes 450 drone.

On 27th December 2008, the first day of IDF offensive operation Cast Lead, an IDF drone, either Heron or Hermes 450, launched a missile against a group of people across the street from the UNRWA-sponsored Gaza Technical College in downtown Gaza City killing twelve, nine of whom were students and three were civilian bystanders. On 29th December, drones (again, either Hermes 450, or Herons) launched a missile at a truck outside a metal shop in Jabalya. Eight people died in the attack including four minors. The owner of the truck Ahmed Samur, whose son died in the strike, in an interview with B’Tselem denied any connection to Hamas and said that the truck was shipping oxygen cannisters of metal welding.

Both Hermes drones are in regular use by the Israeli air-force both in Gaza and Lebanon.

Hermes drones were operating in the Israeli operation “Guardian of the Walls” in Gaza in May 2021. The Israeli Army published in their official website that the army conducted around 643 flights during the operation, among them Hermes drones.[2]

Hermes

Suicide Drone

The Hermes 450, originally designed for long endurance surveillance missions, can stay aloft for up to 24 hours at altitudes of up to 18,000 feet and has an array of optical, infrared, and laser sensors.  The Hermes 450 also has bombing capabilities, as it carries two Spike medium range missiles. The Drone, manufactured by  Elbit Systems , is one of the most widely used military drones in the world.

The Hermes 900, the second in the Hermes series also manufactured by Elbit Systems, can stay up for over 30 hours and fly up to 30,000 feet.

Hermes 450 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Both the Hermes 450 and the Hermes 900 were used in the 2014 Israeli attack on Gaza (Protective Edge), and for the Hemes 900, only planned to be operational in 2015, it was a first operational debut. In 2018 it was made public that a missile that killed 4 Palestinian children aged 9, 10, 10 and 11 on the Gaza beach 4 years earlier, were fired from a Hermes 450 drone.

On 27th December 2008, the first day of IDF offensive operation Cast Lead, an IDF drone, either Heron or Hermes 450, launched a missile against a group of people across the street from the UNRWA-sponsored Gaza Technical College in downtown Gaza City killing twelve, nine of whom were students and three were civilian bystanders. On 29th December, drones (again, either Hermes 450, or Herons) launched a missile at a truck outside a metal shop in Jabalya. Eight people died in the attack including four minors. The owner of the truck Ahmed Samur, whose son died in the strike, in an interview with B’Tselem denied any connection to Hamas and said that the truck was shipping oxygen cannisters of metal welding.

Both Hermes drones are in regular use by the Israeli air-force both in Gaza and Lebanon.