Royal Thai Navy awards $120M contract for Hermes 900 UAS

The Royal Thai Navy has awarded a contract to Elbit Systems Ltd. to supply Hermes 900 maritime unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and training capabilities.

Under the contract, Elbit Systems will provide the Royal Thai Navy with Hermes 900 Maritime UAS featuring maritime radar, electro-optic payload, satellite communication, droppable inflated life rafts and other capabilities.

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The Hermes 900 maritime UAS is intended to enable the Royal Thai Navy to perform both blue water and littoral missions, and communicate with operational vessels.

Furthermore, the vessels will carry out civilian missions such as maritime search and rescue and identification of suspicious activities and potential hazards.

The contract, valued at $120 million, will be performed over a three-year period. 

UASs of the Hermes family have been selected to date by more than 20 customers including Israel, the UK, Switzerland, Canada, the United Nations, the European Union, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and others.