"HERMES-A"

GUIDED WEAPON SYSTEM

Designed to provide day/night engagement of modern and future tanks, lightly armoured vehicles, engineering structures and fortifications, surface targets, low-velocity aerial targets.
  • Photo

  • Performance specifications

Maximum firing range,
day/night ....................................

15-20 km
Guidance system
Cruising trajectory
stage .........................................
inertial or
radio-command
Terminal stage ........................ homing
Guided missiles load .............. up to 16 pcs.
  • System composition

  • Containerized "Hermes" Guided missile
    • "Hermes" Guided missile

    Multipurpose guided missile with inertial or radio-command guidance on the cruising stage of the trajectory and homing at the terminal stage. Sealed container guarantees safe storage of the missile within the whole service life without maintenance.

    Specifications

    Max flight velocity ........................................................................ 1000 m/sec
    Warhead weight ......................................................................... 30 kg
    Warhead type .............................................................................. HEF
    Weight of containerized "Hermes" missile ........................... 110 kg
    "Hermes" missile caliber
    Booster stage ........................................................................... 170 mm
    Coasting stage ......................................................................... 130 mm
    Container length ........................................................................ 3500 mm
  • Guidance equipment
    • Guidance equipment

    Optronic system comprising TV and IR technical vision channels, two laser target designation channels, electronic units (including dual-channel target autotracker), monitor and control joystick provide for target detection and identification in day/night conditions, automatic tracking and laser illumination.

    Computing system, multifunctional control panel, automatic equipment units and data exchange backbone realize missiles launch, system components interaction and their interface to the onboard radio-electronic equipment of the carrier.

  • Launcher — 2pcs.
  • Maintenance assets
  • Features and advantages:

  • Enhancement of combat capabilities for transport and combat helicopters due to increased firing range and high-power warhead of the guided missile;
  • Reduction of casualties under enemy AD assets counteraction;
  • Irreparable engagement of small-size targets by one missile, incapacitation of large targets by engagement of crucial elements;
  • High target handling rate due to salvo firing capability (two missiles against two targets in a salvo), super-sonic missile speed and automation of system operation.
  • The system may be mounted on a variety of combat and transport helicopters or aircrafts.