Israel-based Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) manufacturer Aeronautics Group is highlighting its Orbiter 4 advanced unmanned multi-mission platform at the ongoing Defence & Security exhibition.
Also, being showcased are the company’s Dominator XP MALE UAS, Orbiter 3 and the Pegasus 120 UAV. The Orbiter 4 Small Tactical UAS is an evolution of the company’s Orbiter line and is ideal for both land and maritime operations.
The Orbiter 4 has a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of 110 pounds and can carry payloads with a maximum weight of 26 pounds. It has a has a wing span of 18 feet and Line of Sight (LOS) communication range is 93 miles. The Orbiter 4 can attain a max speed of 70 kts and can fly up to an altitude of 18,000 feet. It can stay in the air for up to 24 hours. The new UAS can simultaneously carry multiple payloads, extending its ISTAR capabilities and needs only a small crew of 3 personnel.
Aeronautics Group is also promoting its Dominator XP Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAS (MALE UAS), which is based on a DA-42 twin star commercial aircraft. The Dominator XP can perform comprehensive ISR missions at long ranges beyond line-of-sight and is ideal for military as well as homeland security missions, over land and sea, and is capable of all weather and denied-GPS operation.
A maritime variant offers the ability to perform under-water detection combined with traditional sea surveillance. With a payload capability of up to 373 kg; the Dominator XP can carry EO/IR and hyper-spectral sensors with laser pointer and designator, maritime radar, SAR\GMTI radars, communications relays, COMINT, ELINT, MAD and additional sensors.
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