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Aeronautics Group introduces its Orbiter 4 small tactical UAS, capable of performing long-range, long-endurance maritime patrol missions.
Aeronautics averred that its Orbiter 4’s high-performance EO/IR and MPR payloads are ideal for maritime monitoring, off-shore protection, seaborne interdiction and tracking of illegal activities (illicit arms, drugs, fishing, and people transport) and SAR missions. It is fully integrated into the operational environment of navy vessels, meeting the requirements of navy operations.

The Orbiter 4 on conducting coastal surveillance. Photo – Aeronautics

Aeronautics continues with the evolution of its Orbiter product line of small tactical UAS with the Orbiter 4 that delivers top mission performance with what Aeronautics’ technicians maintain is the lightest and most versatile and advanced covert air platform available today.
It is understood that Orbiter 4’s exclusive abilities include endurance of over 24 hours and the ability to carry and operate multiple payloads simultaneously – based on the successful aerodynamic structure and properties of the Orbiter 3 STUAS.

The Orbiter 4 on patrol. Photo – Aeronautics

Mr Matan Perry, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Aeronautics observed: “There is a growing need today for tactical drones capable of carrying out ISTAR missions in challenging marine environments”.
“As pioneers in the field of small tactical UAS, we are proud to be able to provide a solution that has been adapted to meet these needs. Having been specifically tailored in this way, we believe it to be the best possible solution to meet all the requirements of the navy,” he concluded.
Orbiter 4 delivers superior performance capabilities unique in its category:

  • Ability to navigate with or without GPS/ datalink
  • Advanced image processing capabilities,
  • Airstrip independent – can take-off and land on any type of vessel
  • Automatic take-off and recovery system,
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Easy to use and maintain
  • Has a low logistical footprint
  • Operated by only three personnel
  • Operational flexibility

As part of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Aeronautics capitalises on the technological synergy between the two companies – Rafael’s advanced air, land and naval defence capabilities and Aeronautics’ proven ISTAR technologies – to strengthen its own status as a leading UAS solutions provider.