Elbit debuted its Hermes 90 unmanned aerial vehicle at the Paris Air Show on Monday.
Elbit is trying to expand its reach in the U.S. market with a recent joint venture called UAS Dynamics, with General Dynamics. UAS Dynamics has initially set its sights on the U.S. Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) Tier II program. A large version of the Skylark, called Hermes 90, and the Hermes 450 would be covered by the agreement.
The purpose of the joint venture is not just to give both programs a U.S. face, but also to evolve the system to specific Defense Department needs, including logistics support to enable rapid fielding.