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AUSA 2021: UVision Unveils HERO Multi-Canister Launcher

Multiple Munition Types from a Single Launcher

UVision Air Ltd will use AUSA 2021 in Washington, DC, this week, to introduce a capability for launching different HERO loitering munitions from a single launcher.

Giving field forces operational flexibility, the innovative capability embodied in the Multi-Canister Launcher (MCL) enables them to optimise munition for mission and target – from the HERO-30 for surgical attacks, through the HERO-120 for medium-sized and armoured targets, up to the HERO-400 for long-range and fortified targets. Easily deployed, installed on a single platform, the MCL provides for terrain dominance by combining ISR capabilities, target acquisition and precision attack, allowing combat units to engage targets at ranges in excess of 75 kilometres.

The MCL is designed for modular adaptation to a range of platforms, from armoured vehicles to watercraft, manned or autonomous. The ability to store, transport and launch the munitions from a pre-loaded, sealed canister, further increases readiness and provides the forces with available and effective missiles.

UVision was recently awarded a contract to supply the HERO-120 aerial loitering munition and multi-canister launchers to the United States Marine Corps for its Organic Precision Fire Mounted (OPF-M) program,” commented Jim Truxel, CEO of UVision USA. “As part of this project, the MCLs will be installed on various platforms.


A HERO-120 launching from an MCL in USMC OPF-M configuration. (Photo: UVision Air Ltd)

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