Hermes In Love

Elbit Systems Hermes 450 & 900 UAV
Elbit Systems Hermes 900 UAV
Elbit Systems Hermes 900 UAV
Elbit Systems Hermes 900 UAV
Elbit Systems Hermes 900 UAV
Elbit Systems Skylark Operator
Elbit Systems Skylark Operator
Elbit Systems Hermes 450 UAV
Elbit Systems Hermes 450 UAV
Elbit Systems Hermes 450 UAV
Elbit Systems UAV Operator Desk
Elbit Systems UAV Operator Desk
Elbit Systems UAV Operator Desk
Elbit Systems UAV Operator Desk
Elbit Systems UAV Operator Desk

Elbit Systems UAVs

February 2011, I got a phone call. "Hi Nehemia, I'm a senior designer at Elbit, and I hear you love to take photos of aircraft. We are going to show our client how he can operate both Hermes 900 and 450 together in a close space. Do you wanna come? I thought you'd love to get some photos there."

Oh, yeah. I've never shot non-military Elbit UAVs before, so—Golan Heights here we come.

We're driving on a winding road.

Yaniv is a very interesting person to spend time with.

Not the best day to shoot some mechanical birds—hot sun, not a cloud in the skies.

First, they take David’s Sling and shoot-up the tiny Skylark.

The UAV’s takeoff is amazingly quiet compared to my beloved F-16s, and they even let me take control.

Then we go out again,  a heart-shaped cloud above us and the pair of buzzing unmanned aircraft crossing it.

Hermes is in love, and so am I.