Eurosatory 2014

Mini body, maximum performance (ES14E2)

17 June 2014

Israel’s Aeronautics Ltd (Hall 6, Stand D758) is presenting its next generation Orbiter 2 and 3 Tactical UASs. Both systems are suited for land as well as maritime environments, requiring a very small logistic footprint and only two or three operators. The Orbiter family has already accumulated thousands of operational hours.

The compact and lightweight Orbiter 2 – offering extended endurance and range – can fly for four hours to a distance of up to 80km, carrying a multi-sensor camera with day and night channels and a laser pointer. Easy to operate from a personal GCS, it can be assembled in 10 minutes, launched from a catapult, and lands using a parachute and an airbag. Operational even in the harshest weather conditions, it is gyro-stabilised with tri-sensor and zoom payload.

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 100km and up to seven 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 stabilised EO/IR payload, it uses a catapult take-off and a parachute and airbag recovery, and is electrically powered for silent covert operation.

Since its establishment in 1997, Aeronautics products have been delivered and successfully serve at least 45 defence, military and homeland security customers on five continents. Its subsidiaries include Orion (100 per cent), Commtact (100 per cent), RT (51 per cent) and Controp (50 per cent).

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