Aeronautics exhibits Orbiter 2 and Orbiter 3 UAS Unmanned Aerial Systems at ADEX 2014 1109143
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1st Azerbaijan International Defence Industry Exhibition
11 - 13 September 2014
Aeronautics at ADEX 2014
|Thursday, September 11, 2014 04:56 PM|
|Aeronautics exhibits Orbiter 2 and Orbiter 3 UAS Unmanned Aerial Systems at ADEX 2014.|
Aeronautics exhibits the Orbiter 2 and Orbiter 3 - the latest members of the Orbiter Family. Both systems are suited for land as well as maritime environments, requiring a very small logistic footprint and only 2-3 operators. With cutting-edge, enhanced imagery export capabilities, and improved avionics systems, the Orbiter has accumulated thousands of operational hours, and is considered a leader in its class.
Aeronautics UAS at ADEX 2014 International Defense Industry Exhibition in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The compact and lightweight Orbiter 2 UAS system - offering extended endurance and range - can fly for 4 hours to a distance of up to 80 km. The system carries a multi-sensor camera with day-and-night channels and a laser pointer. Easy to operate, it can be assembled in 10 minutes, is launched from a catapult, and lands using a parachute and an airbag. Operational even in the harshest weather conditions, it is gyro-stabilized with tri-sensor and zoom payload. Delivering advanced image processing, accurate navigation, and net landing capability for maritime operations, it is easily controlled from a personal GCS.
Orbiter 2 UAS Unmanned Aerial System
The UAS has been purchased and operated by 15 customers worldwide, among them are IDF, the US Navy and the Dutch Air Force, the latter has used it for a variety of intelligence missions in Afghanistan. The Aerostar platform, which weighs 230 kilograms, is capable of reaching ceiling altitudes of 18,000 feet and operating at ranges of over 200 kilometres from its ground data terminal, which is connected via network to the ground control station. Aerostar can carry a wide range of intelligence payloads, including day and night electro-optical payloads, radars, electronic reconnaissance systems and communication relays.
According to Colonel (ret.) Amos Matan, CEO, "We are pleased to present our range of unmanned solutions at ADEX. Aeronautics has amassed many years of experience in the development and manufacturing of unmanned systems. The Company's solutions are being used by defense and security forces in 45 countries around the world, including Finland, the US and the NATO Support Agency. The Orbiter Family, as well as a number of other solutions, will be on display at our booth and everyone is invited to visit and learn more about them."
Orbiter 3 UAS Unmanned Aerial System