Aeronautics Group, a part of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, makes Orbiter 4 UAV which is designed for marine border protection and security of sensitive marine facilities. Aeronautics Orbiter 4 small tactical UAS is capable of performing long-range, long-endurance maritime patrol missions.
The Orbiter 4 carries EO/IR and MPR payloads that can be used for maritime monitoring, gas and oil rigs protection, illegal activity tracking, and search & rescue. The UAV is integrated into the operational environment of navy vessels.
With the Orbiter 4, Aeronautics continues the evolution of its Orbiter product line of small tactical UAS, delivering top mission performance with the lightest, most versatile, and most advanced covert platform available today. Orbiter 4 is based on Orbiter 3 STUAS, and delivers endurance of over 24 hours with multi payloads.
“There is a growing need today for tactical drones capable of carrying out ISTAR missions in challenging marine environments,” says Matan Perry, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Aeronautics.
As per the manufacturer, the Aeronautics Orbiter 4 UAV has advanced image processing capabilities, automatic takeoff and recovery system, and the ability to navigate with or without GPS / Datalink. The UAV is airstrip independent making it capable of take-off and landing on any type of vessel. The UAV is operated by three personnel.