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Aeronautics launches Orbiter 5 UAV at Paris Air Show touting MALE-like capabilities

21st June 2023 - 14:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in Paris


Aeronautics' Orbiter 5 was displayed at Paris with a maritime search radar payload. (Photo: author)

At Paris Air Show, Israeli-drone maker Aeronautics launched its latest drone, the Orbiter 5, which blends a tactical platform with MALE-like capabilities.

The new Orbiter 5 system offers endurance of over 25 hours and the ability to carry a 25kg-plus payload and with this capacity, two payloads can be carried in tandem.

For redundancy, the Orbiter 5 sports a dual avionic system and dual ignition engine offering up to 600w of electrical power for onboard mission systems.

At the air show, the Orbiter 5 was featured on Aeronautics stand carrying a Bird Aerosystems maritime search radar.

Aeronautics CEO Dan Slasky said: 'The result of years of innovative technological and system development at the Aeronautics Group and in response to customer needs, Orbiter 5

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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