Aeronautics Defense Orbiter. Specifications. A photo.
Aeronautics Defense Orbiter. Specifications. A photo.

Aeronautics Defense Orbiter. Specifications. A photo.


Aeronautics Defense Orbiter - a light multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed by «Aeronautics Defense Systems» Israeli company.


Photo Aeronautics Defense Orbiter


The unmanned aerial vehicle was developed by Israeli aircraft builders as a multi-purpose drone, capable of being used for military and civil purposes, and in the military sphere this UAV has a clear promise, expressed primarily by its wide functionality, small overall dimensions, ease of operation, reliability. As a rule, in the military sphere, UAV Aeronautics Defense Orbiter was used to conduct active surveillance in large areas and areas, usually associated with monitoring enemy positions, adjusting fire, etc.

In the field of civil UAV Aeronautics Defense Orbiter is used exclusively for surveillance of power lines, for assessment of fire conditions, to conduct aerial photography, to perform search operations in remote areas.


Aeronautics Defense Orbiter a photo


The first flight of the UAV Aeronautics Defense Orbiter took place in the year 2006, and the drone was able to prove itself well to date, what is also evidenced by the large its production.

Control over an unmanned aerial vehicle of the Aeronautics Defense Orbiter model can be carried out both with the direct participation of the operator, and in a completely autonomous mode - the laid down program allows the drone to move between given points, and in the end, using the parachute system, return to its point of departure. or to a predetermined point.


UAV launch Aeronautics Defense Orbiter


UAV Aeronautics Defense Orbiter is equipped with a small piston engine, which allows the aircraft to move at a speed of about 120-140 km \ h. (Depending on version), while an Israeli drone can stay in the air for about 8 hours, making it very effective in the event of a need to conduct a long and continuous surveillance. Maximum altitude flying unmanned aircraft of this model is limited 5,5 kilometers.

The options UAV this model:

  • Aeronautics Defense Orbiter I - Basic version of the drone, which has a small range of its flight;
  • Aeronautics Defense Orbiter II - An improved version of the UAV with an increased wingspan and longer maximum stay in the air;
  • Aeronautics Defense Orbiter III - An experimental version of the drone (a limited edition) with the laser rangefinder to adjust the fire on the enemy, as well as the larger dimensions of its fuselage;
  • Aeronautics Defense Orbiter 3B - An experimental model of an unmanned aircraft, developed in 2014 year.


Specifications Aeronautics Defense Orbiter.


  • Length: 1 m .;
  • Wingspan: 2,2 m .;
  • Height: 0,28 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 6,5 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 50 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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