Aeronautics to Supply Orbiter 1K Loitering Munition UAS to a Major International Customer, Awarded Contract

By Arie Egozi

Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: Israeli company Aeronautics was awarded a contract to supply its Orbiter 1K loitering munition UAS to a major international customer.

According to the company, the Orbiter 1K is an exceptional class 1 loitering munition UAS that demonstrates high performance for real-time Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions and operations. Leveraging the combat-proven legacy of the Orbiter UAV family, this mature, and highly reliable system delivers outstanding range, endurance, precision, lethality, and with minimal collateral effects. With the recent added capabilities both in the UAV and in the ground station segments, the added operational flexibility attained allows for a wide range of observation and intelligence operations, meeting the dynamic needs of modern warfare.

The Orbiter 1K is part of the Orbiter family of UAVs (Orbiter 1K, 2, 3, 4 and 5) which covers the complete tactical class mission requirements set and are all operated via an advanced and common ground segment & operating system, enabling maximum flexibility and ease of use. The compact and lightweight design ensures ease of use for tactical and special forces operating in the field, enabling to efficiently close the sensor to shooter loop for the required mission scenarios with unparalleled reliability and performance.

Dan Slasky, President and CEO of Aeronautics Group, said that recent conflicts around the world have emphasised the pressing need for the diverse and battle proven solutions Aeronautics has to offer across the UAV field.