Aeronautics LTD has announced that it will launch a new Unmanned Aerial System platform, Orbiter 4, towards the end of 2016. The Orbiter 4 is currently in the final stage of development.
The Orbiter 4 is based on the successful aerodynamic structure and properties of the Orbiter 3 – Aeronautics’ renowned small tactical unmanned aerial vehicle.
With a maximum endurance of more than 24 hours and the capacity to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously, the Orbiter 4 drone will offer multi mission ability. Other features include a maximum takeoff weight of 50 KG, maximum flight attitude of 18,000 feet and 250 KM line of sight range.
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According to Amos Mathan, Aeronautics’ CEO: “Aeronautics will continue to be at the forefront of technology, and together with our subsidiaries, the Aeronautics group will continue to provide cost-effective solutions for the most advanced Defense and HLS missions, all at a ‘one stop shop’. Our products are deployed by more than 50 different defense and security forces worldwide, and have already accumulated hundreds of thousands of operational flight hours.”