Boeing To Help Elbit Sell UAVs Overseas
Boeing and Elbit have signed a memorandum of understanding on selling the Elbit’s Hermes 450 and 900 UAV systems in the U.S. and certain foreign markets, the companies said in a joint statement.
“This partnership further expands and enhances Boeing’s longstanding relationship with Elbit Systems to include unmanned products,” Debbie Rub, Boeing missiles and unmanned airborne systems vice president and general manager, said in a July 10 statement at the Farnborough International Airshow. The companies signed the agreement at the airshow.
“We are proud to collaborate with Boeing in this important and fast-growing area,” said Elad Aharonson, Elbit Systems UAS division general manager.
The Hermes 450 is a tactical air vehicle operated by the Israel Defense Forces and has more than 400,000 flight hours. The Hermes 900 is a larger air vehicle and has capabilities for over-the-horizon, persistent intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance, the joint statement said.