The first weapon system for the USMC’s new LRUSV: Hero-120

USMC LRUSV (Metal Shark Boats)
USMC LRUSV (Metal Shark Boats)

The first weapon system for the United States Marine Corps’ new Long Range Unmanned Surface Vessel (LRUSV) has been confirmed. The UVision Air Ltd. Hero-120 Organic Precision Fires (OPF) smart loitering munition system and Multi-Canister launcher will be integrated onto the LRUSV, providing the Marine Corps with ISR, highly accurate and precision indirect fire strike capabilities.

The Hero-120 is a mid-range, anti-armor weapon system which meets the complex requirements of the modern battlefield. Hero-120 is a high precision smart loitering munition system with a unique aerodynamic structure that carries out pinpoint strikes against antiarmor, anti-material and anti-personnel targets including tanks, vehicles, concrete fortifications, and other soft targets in populated urban areas. The Hero-120’s high precision capability ensures minimal collateral damage. Its wide range of multi-purpose warheads enable the operational user to effectively engage all targets.

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HERO-120

“We are proud to be selected by the Marines to provide advanced solutions for the US frontline forces” says Major General (Ret.) Avi Mizrachi, CEO of UVision. “The contract is a testament of our customers’ strong belief in our systems and their impressive technical performance. Our subsidiary, UVision USA, is in a process of establishing our US based production facility to support the USMC OPF-M program.

Metal Shark is designing, building, testing and implementing the LRUSV system under an Other Transaction Authority (OTA) aggrement with Marine Corps Systems Command announced earlier this year.

HERO-120

Weight (kg): 12.5
Warhead (kg): 4.5
Range (LOS): 40 km
Endurance (min): 60
Engine: Electrical
Launch method: Canister


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