Aeronautics will reveal the Orbiter 4 tactical UAS for the first time. The Orbiter 4, as well as the Orbiter 1K mini loiter UAS, will be displayed at the Azerbaijan international defense exhibition (ADEX) in Baku. The Orbiter 4 STUAS is an advanced multi-mission platform with an ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously.
Orbiter 4 abilities include maximum endurance of more than 24 hours, maximum takeoff weight of 50 KG, maximum flight attitude of 18,000 feet and ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously. Operated by three personnel, the Orbiter 4 is easy to use and maintain, and carries a low logistical footprint.
The Orbiter 1K is a loitering unmanned system. Given a specific waypoint, the loitering Orbiter 1K can detect and destroy a moving or a stationary target. The system can also operate on the base of a given area range: the Orbiter 1K independently scans the area, detects and destroys the target – moving or stationary. In case the target wasn’t detected or in any change of plans, the system’s recovery capability allows it to return to its base camp and land safely using a parachute and an airbag. Launched from a catapult, the Orbiter 1K can fly for 2-3 hours, carrying a multi-sensor camera with day-and-night channels.
According to Amos Mathan, Aeronautics' CEO, "We are proud to exhibit our latest cutting-edge UAS systems at the Azerbaijan international defense exhibition. We see great opportunities in the growing Azerbaijani defense market, and are pleased by the close connection we share with the local Ministry of Defense Industry."