The Aeronautics Orbiter 4: a multi-mission platform

The Aeronautics Orbiter 4 is an advanced UAV with ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously. Aeronautics, a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), is an Israeli public listed company, and is a key player in the defence domain. With an open architecture, the Orbiter 4 can be specially adjusted to the needs of each mission. Among the different payloads, the Orbiter 4 can carry are Maritime patrol radar (MPR), cellular interception sensor, satellite communication, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Automatic Identification System (AIS) and advanced electro-optic payload. Orbiter 4 capabilities include maximum endurance of up to 24 hours, maximum take-off weight of 50 kgs and maximum flight altitude of 18,000 feet while operating different payloads.

With low logistical footprint and small crew of three personnel, Orbiter 4, the runway-free aircraft suits all operational needs. It is built on the successful system design of the Orbiter 3 STUAS, with its advanced avionics, communications and ground control features and applications.

The Orbiter 4 is also equipped with applications such as land and maritime ISTAR, artillery fire management and BDA, target acquisition for precision-guided weapons, Communications Intelligence (COMINT) along with deep sea and coastal reconnaissance, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) security, ship self-defence, offshore facilities security, gun fire direction and BDA.