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Aeronautics Group will present its Orbiter 3 STUAS, Orbiter 4 STUAS and Orbiter 1K Loitering Munition UAS at DEFEA 2021.

Aeronautics Orbiter UAV Family on Show

Atul Chandra - : Jul 12, 2021 - : 5:51 pm

Leading Israeli provider of integrated turnkey solutions based on unmanned systems platforms, payloads and communications for defence and HLS markets – Aeronautics Group will present its multi cross-action operation intelligence gathering solutions, including the Orbiter 3 STUAS, Orbiter 4 STUAS and Orbiter 1K Loitering Munition UAS, at DEFEA 2021.

Aeronautics recently acquired Magal Security Systems and has become a one stop shop for HLS, offering the comprehensive capabilities required for border protection, intelligence gathering and port protection against different tactical levels of drone.

“Aeronautics leads today the multi-cross action intelligence vision.” says Moshe Elazar, CEO of Aeronautics. “With the synergy between Rafael and the entire Aeronautics Group enables the provision of comprehensive, complete and advanced solutions, according to our customers’ needs.”

Aeronautics is displaying the following UAVs at DEFEA 2021

Orbiter 3 STUAS

The Orbiter 3 provides extended operational coverage and a radically-reduced logistical footprint. The latest variant of the Orbiter 3 STUAS is fitted with an encrypted digital datalink, extended endurance of 7 hours and an operational radius of 150 km.

It can carry payloads up to 5 kg in weight, including multi-sensor stabilised EO payloads carrying laser target-designation systems.

The electric powered system and is designed to operate with, and support, the tactical echelon, it provides intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions with long endurance.

Orbiter 4 STUAS

The Orbiter 4 is suitable for both land and maritime operations and can simultaneously carry multiple payloads, such as EO and radar, extending its ISTAR capabilities.

The runway-free aircraft is easy to use, with a low logistical footprint and a small crew.

The advanced UAS, multi-mission platform, optional BLOS operation and endurance of over 24 hours in all weather conditions.

It retains the legacy capabilities of the combat-proven Orbiter UAS family.

Orbiter’s 1K Loitering Munition UAS will also be displayed at DEFEA 2021.

The loitering attacking missions and has the same GSE and ILS approach as the entire Orbiter family of UAS.

It delivers outstanding performance in terms of endurance and mission range, and is the perfect solution for the ‘Sensor to Shooter’ operation concept. Once launched, the Orbiter 1K loiters and searches for targets; when one is found, it attacks it precisely, causing little collateral damage.

It makes use of advanced guidance capabilities to ensure high precision, lethality and low collateral effects.

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