Aeronautics Ltd., an Israel-based defense solution provider and manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has announced that it will be presenting its newest system, the Orbiter 1K, at the Paris Air Show.
The Orbiter 1K is a loitering unmanned system, based on the structure and properties of Aeronautics’ Orbiter 2 UAV. Launched from a catapult, the Orbiter 1K can fly for 2-3 hours, carrying a multi-sensor camera with day-and-night channels. The loitering system is compact and easily controlled from a personal Ground Control Station.
Given a specific waypoint, the loitering Orbiter 1K can detect and destroy a moving or a stationary target. The system can also operate within a given area range – the Orbiter 1K independently scans the area, detects and destroys the target. If mission parameters are changed or the target was not detected, the system’s recovery capability allows it to return to its base camp and land safely using a parachute and an airbag.
The Orbiter 1K is expected to become operational soon.