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SDR technology may make its mark on Orbiter

12th April 2021 - 15:08 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv

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Orbiter 4 UAV. (Photo: Aeronautics)

Rafael may combine software-defined radio communications with unmanned aerial capabilities from Aeronautics.

Militaries are seeking to implement advanced wireless communications technologies and systems as new use cases emerge for UASs.

This requires a flexible platform for development, deployment, testing and demonstration of wireless systems with ground-based and airborne nodes, enabling effective 3D mobile communications and networking.

With this in mind, Israeli manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is evaluating the installation of its Broadband MANET IP Software Defined Radio (BNET) system on UAVs made by Aeronautics.

Rafael acquired a 50% stake in Aeronautics in 2019, and the two companies are now combining their capabilities to improve UAV systems.

According to Matan Perry, Aeronautics

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