03/05/2021

Aeronautics Introduces Orbiter 4 Small Tactical UAS For Maritime Missions

Aeronautics Introduces Orbiter 4 Small Tactical UAS For Maritime Missions – link

Source: Naval News

Article Headlines
  • Aeronautics Group introduces its Orbiter 4 small tactical UAS, capable of performing long-range, long-endurance maritime patrol missions.
  • The Orbiter 4’s high-performance EO/IR and MPR payloads are ideal for maritime monitoring, gas and oil rigs protection, illegal activity tracking, and search & rescue. It has already been fully integrated into the operational environment of navy vessels and meets the requirements of navy operations.
  • Based on the successful aerodynamic structure and properties of the Orbiter 3 STUAS, the Orbiter 4’s exclusive abilities include endurance of over 24 hours, and the ability to carry and operate multi payloads simultaneously.
  • “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” – Matan Perry, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Aeronautics.
  • With advanced image processing capabilities, automatic takeoff and recovery system, and the ability to navigate with or without GPS/ datalink, Orbiter 4 delivers superior performance capabilities, operational flexibility and cost-effectiveness in a small tactical UAS that is unique in its category. Airstrip independent, it is able to take-off and land on any type of vessel. Operated by only three personnel, it is easy to use, maintain, and carries a low logistical footprint.
Overview & Comments
  • In 2019 Aeronautics was acquired by Israel’s Rafael.
  • The connection between the companies will connect Aeronautics’ successful Orbiter family of systems to Rafael’s leading technology in mission software & hardware, datalink & cyber, advanced payloads and more.
  • See Orbiter 4 Performs 25 Hour Flight
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