Aeronautics to Launch Orbiter 4

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Aeronautics LTD, 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, discloses it will soon launch a new Unmanned Aerial System platform – Orbiter 4. The development of the Orbiter 4 has recently reached its final steps, and the new platform is expected to be fully introduced and launched toward the end of 2016.

The Orbiter 4 is based on the successful aerodynamic structure and properties of the Orbiter 3 – Aeronautics’ Renowned small tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. Orbiter 4 exclusive abilities include maximum endurance of more than 24 hours, and a multi mission ability, based on the Orbiter 4 capability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously. Its other features include maximum takeoff weight of 50 KG, maximum flight altitude of 18,000 feet and 250 KM line of sight range.

The Orbiter 3 Small Tactical UAS (STUAS) is a compact and lightweight system for military and homeland security missions, providing an operational range of up to 100 km and up to 7 hours of endurance. Carrying a triple sensor payload with day-and-night, thermal image and laser pointer, the system has significant tactical UAS capabilities in a mini-aerial platform body. Assembled in 20 minutes, the fully-autonomous, vehicle-mounted system enables static and on-the-move operation. Providing a tri-sensor and stabilized EO/IR payload, it uses a catapult take-off and a parachute and airbag recovery, and is electrically powered for silent covert operation. The Orbiter 3 STUAS is suited for land as well as maritime environments, and requiring a very small logistic footprint. The Orbiter 3 system was sold to and is currently operated by high-end customers all around the world.

According to Amos Mathan, Aeronautics’ CEO: “Aeronautics will continue to be at the forefront of technology, and together with our subsidiaries, the Aeronautics group will continue to provide cost-effective solutions for the most advanced Defense and HLS missions, all at a ‘one stop shop’. Our products are deployed by more than 50 different defense and security forces worldwide, and have already accumulated hundreds of thousands of operational flight hours. We are pleased to participate and present our cutting edge products at Eurosatory 2016.”