26/03/2018 14:24

DEFEXPO 2018: Aeronautics Group will present line of UAS

Aeronautics Group, a leading UAS manufacturer, will present its wide range of comprehensive defense solutions and UAS platforms at DEFEXPO India on April 11-14. Aeronautics line of UAS’s includes the Dominator XR , the Aerostar, and state-of-the-art unmanned mini UAS’s – the Orbiter family. The orbiter family includes Orbiter 4 multi-mission STUAS, Orbiter 1K loitering unmanned system and Orbiter 2 mini UAS and Orbiter 3 Small Tactical UAS.

Aeronautics Group UAS’s deployed in 52 different countries around the world, and provide high-end aerial solutions for Defense Para-military and HLS missions.Aeronautics unmanned aerial systems are ideal for land, sea and air operations, and have already accumulated hundreds of thousands of operational flight hours worldwide.

The highlight of the exhibition will be the maritime version of  Orbiter 4 that has high transportability, without the need for a landing strip. The most advanced UAS Orbiter 4 has advanced technological capabilities including: ability to carry and operate 2 payloads simultaneously, endurance up to 24 hours, use of satellite communication, Versatility without the need for a landing strip, Maritime Patrol Radar (MPR), cellular interception sensor that is fully operational from take-off throughout the mission until landing under GPS denied conditions, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and Controp’s advanced XR electro-optic payload.

Amos Mathan, Aeronautics CEO: “We are pleased to participate and present our systems at DEFEXPO India. Aeronautics comprehensive aerial solutions includes highly efficient and cost-effective UAS’s such as the Dominator MALE UAS and the Aerostar Tactical UAS, as well as small premium UAS’s such as the Orbiter family. We provide a comprehensive set of advanced and complete solutions for various defense missions”.


The Orbiter 4 STUAS/NSUAS is an advanced multi-mission platform with an ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously. With a maritime version, Orbiter 4 is continuing the evolution of the Orbiter line and the Small Tactical UAS, and delivers top mission performance with the lightest, most versatile, and most advanced covert platform available today, and is ideal for both land and maritime operations. Based on the successful aerodynamic structure and properties of the Orbiter 3 STUAS, Orbiter 4 exclusive abilities include maximum endurance of up to 24 hours, maximum takeoff weight of 50 KG, maximum flight attitude of 18,000 feet and an ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously.

With Advanced Image Processing Capabilities, Automatic takeoff and recovery system and an ability to navigate with and without GPS and datalink, The Orbiter 4 delivers the same capabilities as other Tactical platforms operational today, but with better endurance, serviceability, operational flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Operated by 3 personnel, the Orbiter 4 is easy to use and maintain, and carries a low logistical footprint.

Orbiter 1K

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.

The Orbiter 1K loitering system is compact and easily controlled from a personal GCS. Featuring a highly transportable vehicle-mounted system and a small physical footprint for covert operations and advanced avionics, the Orbiter 1K is ideal for defense as well as border security missions.

Orbiter 2 mini UAS

The Orbiter 2 UAS is a compact and lightweight system which offers extended endurance and range, while operated by a crew of only two personnel. The Orbiter 2 UAS carries a multi-sensor camera with day-and-night channels and a laser pointer, it is gyro-stabilized with tri-sensor and zoom payload and can fly for 4 hours and to a distance of up to 80 km. Easy to operate and quickly assembled, the system is launched from a catapult and lands using a parachute and an airbag. Delivering advanced image processing, accurate navigation, and net landing capability for maritime operations, The Orbiter 2 UAS is operational even in the harshest weather conditions and is easily controlled from a personal GCS. The Orbiter 2 system is currently operated by high-end customers all around the world.

Aerostar tactical UAS

The Aerostar advanced tactical UAS is ideal for a wide range of short range (SR UAS) and medium range ISR & Artillery missions, as it is equipped with a large payload bay, and capable of carrying many types of payloads, including day and night EO/IR sensors, radars, and various electronic intelligence sensors (COMINT, ELIINT). Featuring a highly advanced data link, the Aerostar tactical UAS is highly efficient and cost effective, operationally simple, and involves a very small logistic footprint.

The Aerostar advanced tactical UAS has a proven capability for take-off and landing using very short runways and in high altitude environments. The Aerostar platform, which weighs 230 kilograms, is capable of reaching ceiling altitudes of 18,000 feet and operating at ranges of over 250 kilometres from its ground data terminal, which is connected via network to the ground control station. The Aerostar UAS is operational by 15 customers worldwide and is ideal for Artillery and ISR missions

Dominator XP MALE UAS

The Dominator XP is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAS (MALE UAS), Based on a DA-42 twin star commercial aircraft. With operation capability over long range, The Dominator XP offers high reliability as in a manned aircraft with significantly low maintenance costs. Providing comprehensive ISR missions at long ranges beyond line-of-sight, the Dominator XP is ideal for military as well as homeland security missions, over land and sea.

The Dominator XP system configurations support multiple payloads up to 373 kg in weight. Implementing an open architecture interface, the Dominator XP can carry a vast range of payloads, including EO/IR and hyper-spectral sensors with laser pointer and designator, maritime radar, SAR\GMTI radars, communications relays, COMINT, ELINT, MAD and additional sensors.