Raytheon and Israel-based unmanned air system manufacturer UVision to develop and offer small loitering airborne technology to U.S. military organizations.
Raytheon said Friday it seeks to adapt UVision’s man-packed, canister-launched Hero-30 system to make it perform lethal target engagement, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions.
The company intends for the modified technology to help address the U.S. Army‘s Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System requirements.
Thomas Bussing, Raytheon vice president of advanced missile systems, said the partnership aims to help the service branch’s small units to increase situational awareness and combat power through the use of a portable loitering system.
UVision produces aerial loitering systems designed to operate with surveillance, airborne guidance and navigation systems, precision attack munitions and command-and-control terminals.