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Singapore Airshow: Jungle penetrating optics considered for region

22nd February 2016 - 09:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Singapore


Aeronautics could consider the development of jungle penetrating optical payloads for their Orbiter 2 UAV for customers in the Asia Pacific region.

In 2014 the company unveiled the upgraded 2B version of the platform, following lessons learned from the operational use of the original model. More than 1,000 Orbiter 2s have been delivered to customers worldwide.

Dany Eshchar, deputy CEO for marketing and sales, told Shephard that options for the future could include developments specific to customers in the region.

‘Maybe it is something we would look to do, should it become a need given that smugglers and terrorists can

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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