Tel Aviv: Israel is using a special drone, called Elbit Hermes 450, to track and target the terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas, who often launch attacks with small drones or rockets and then hide in the tunnels. The drone is one of the best spy and attack resources that Israel has, and it can perform both surveillance and strike missions with various weapons.
Elbit Hermes 450 is a medium-sized, multi-payload unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has been in service with the Israel Air Force since 1998. It is also used by several other countries and agencies, such as Brazil, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The drone is about 20 feet long and weighs about 500 kg. It can carry a payload of up to 180 kg, which can include missiles, rockets, or bombs.
The drone can fly at a maximum speed of 176 km per hour, but it usually cruises at 130 km per hour. It has a range of more than 300 km and can fly for 17 to 20 hours at a time. It can reach a maximum altitude of 18,000 feet. The drone is often armed with spike missiles, which can hit precise targets with high accuracy. Israel uses the drone to destroy the hideouts of Hezbollah and Hamas terrorists, who have built a network of tunnels under the Gaza Strip and the Lebanon border. The drone can also spy on the activities and movements of the terrorists and relay the information to the ground forces.
The drone works by using various sensors and systems, such as electro-optical, infrared, communication, electronic intelligence, synthetic aperture radar, moving target indication, electronic warfare, and hyperspectral sensors. These sensors enable the drone to detect and identify the enemy, even if they are hidden underground. The drone can also communicate with other drones and ground stations and can operate autonomously or remotely. The drone is a versatile and effective weapon that Israel uses to combat the terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas.