Iran’s state-run Press TV reported today that Azerbaijan is operating a fleet of 10 Hermes-450 UAVs on surveillance missions along its borders with Iran. Press TV, attributing its reports to Iranian military experts, said Israeli satellites are closely cooperating with Azeri drones.
Hermes 450s are equipped with air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles as well as electronic warfare equipment. Their range of mission, however, is limited to 200-300 kilometers, restricting their operational usefulness. They are built by Israeli-based Elbit Systems, a global defense electronics manufacturers and integrators.
File photo: Elbit Systems’ Hermes 450S UAV