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Finnish Defensive Forces Orbiter 2 Mid-Life Upgrade

Orbiter 2 Mini-UAS [© Aeronautics]

Aeronautics announces signing of a contract with the Finnish Defensive Forces for mid-life upgrade its Orbiter 2 Mini UAS array.

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Press Release, Yavne, 03 April 2023: Aeronautics Ltd. – a world leader in designing, developing and manufacturing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for the global defence, HLS, and markets – is pleased to announce that it has recently signed a mid-life upgrade contract with the Finnish Defence Forces (FDF) for its existing Orbiter 2 Mini UAS array. Under the terms of the contract, Aeronautics will provide the FDF with a comprehensive mid-life upgrade package that includes a full suite of sensors, avionics, and data-processing systems to enhance the system’s performance. The contract will also involve a substantial transfer of know-how, increasing the FDF’s level of self-sufficiency, and assuring the customer of Orbiter 2 array maintenance and support capabilities for the next decade.

Orbiter 2 Mini-UAS [© Aeronautics]

The Orbiter 2 Mini UAS is a small-sized, lightweight, versatile UAS that can be deployed quickly and efficiently in any environment. With advanced flight capabilities and innovative payloads, the combat-proven, fixed-wing, electric system platform has Group 2 ISR capabilities for defence, maritime, and HLS, making it an ideal solution for a wide range of defence, security, and commercial applications. As well as operational flexibility in challenging weather conditions, the Orbiter 2 offers superior ISR performance. Benefits include increased payload capacity and variety, VMD for advanced image processing capabilities and enhanced digital datalink, with long LOS range, relay, AES-256 and frequency hopping. The system features advanced flight control and a precision navigation system, including operation in GPS-denied areas. The Orbiter 2 system is highly transportable, with rapid assembly and turnaround time and has a small logistics footprint. The Orbiter 2 also complies with airworthiness standards, including CAAI, STANAG 4671 and 4609.

“We are delighted to be re-enforcing our relationship with the Finnish Defence Forces through this new contract,” says Matan Perry, Vice President of Marketing & Sales of Aeronautics Ltd. “This mid-life upgrade of the Orbiter 2 will significantly extend its lifespan, assuring the FDF high-quality, cost-efficient, tactical ISR capabilities for the next decade.”

“The successful completion of this agreement is a testament to the hard work of our dedicated team, led by Udi Lebenstein, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Aeronautics.”

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