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Iceland Becomes First EU Country To Use Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 UAS Maritime Patrol Services

Iceland has become the first European Union (EU) country to use Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 UAS maritime patrol services, particularly adapted to withstand the strong winds and…

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Elbit Systems won the contract to provide the services to the country from the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and Portugal’s CEiiA, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

The Icelandic maritime authorities based the Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol operation at the Egilsstaðir airport in the East of the island, from which maritime UAS patrol has the capability of covering more than half of the…

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