The Aeronautics Orbiter 4

Aeronautics Orbiter 4 - AviatorsBuzz

Having an endurance of more than 24 hours with a maritime version, Aeronautics newest UAS is the Orbiter 4 STUAS/NSUAS, an advanced multi-mission platform with ability to simultaneously carry and operate two different payloads. Orbiter 4 continues evolution of the Orbiter family and the Small Tactical UAS, and delivers “top mission performance with the lightest, most versatile, and is the most advanced covert platform available today ideal for both land and maritime operations”.

Based on the aerodynamic structure and properties of the Orbiter 3 STUAS, performance of the Orbiter 4 gives maximum endurance of more than 24 hours, with maximum takeoff weight of 50 kg, maximum flight attitude of 18,000 feet and the ability to operate two different payloads simultaneously. With its Advanced Image Processing Capabilities, automatic takeoff and recovery system and ability to navigate with, and without GPS and datalink, the Orbiter 4 delivers similar capabilities as other tactical platforms operational today, but with better endurance, serviceability, operational flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Operated by 3 personnel, the Orbiter 4 is easy to use and maintain, and carries a low logistical footprint. According to Amos Mathan, CEO Aeronautics, “the Aeronautics Group provides comprehensive aerial solutions consisting of several integrated platforms. These ‘system of systems’ solutions are ideal for the most advanced Defense Para-military and HLS missions. With our latest development, the Orbiter 4 STUAS, Aeronautics group is – as always – one step ahead”. Aeronautics Ltd is an Israel-based defence solution provider and a world leading developer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Systems focusses on the Mini, Tactical, and MALE UAS categories. Since its establishment in 1997, the Company’s products have been delivered and successfully deployed by over 50 defence, military and homeland security forces on five continents. Aeronautics Ltd, are a leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of state-of-the-art unmanned systems for land, sea and air, integrating surveillance equipment with network information. As a specialist in the field of unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Aeronautics in-house vertical integration capabilities facilitate rapid delivery of tailored turnkey solutions to its customers. With its subsidiaries, Commtact, Zanzottera, Controp, RT, PoziDrone and CP Tech, the Aeronautics Group offers a ‘one-stop shop’ for cost-effective solutions for defence and HLS missions.

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