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Leidos offers Orbiter to Australian Army

7th April 2020 - 23:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Leidos Australia announced on 7 April the UAV platform that it is offering for the Australian Army's Project Land 129 Phase 3 requirement for a new tactical UAV to replace the in-service Shadow 200.

It has teamed up with the Israeli company Aeronautics to proffer the Orbiter 4. Aeronautics is a subsidiary of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, which has enjoyed recent success in selling its Spike missiles to the Australian Army.

Paul Chase, acting chief executive of Leidos Australia, said in a statement: ‘Leidos conducted an exhaustive search to identify capable platforms in class that can provide optimum …

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