Aeronautics group will present its most advanced platforms: Dominator XP MALE UAS’ Orbiter 4, the most advanced Small Tactical UAV with long endurance and long distance abilities, Orbiter 3 which accumulated thousand operational flight’s hours and the unique UAV Pegasus 120.
Dominator XP MALE UAS
The Dominator XP is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAS (MALE UAS), Based on a DA-42 twin star commercial aircraft. Designed to carry multiple payloads up to 373 kg and to perform tactical and strategic long range missions, the multi mission Dominator XP offers high reliability as in a manned aircraft with significantly low maintenance costs. Providing comprehensive ISR missions at long ranges beyond line-of-sight, the Dominator XP is ideal for military as well as homeland security missions, over land and sea, and is capable of all weather and denied-GPS operation.
Implementing an open architecture interface, the Dominator XP can carry a vast range of payloads, including EO/IR and hyper-spectral sensors with laser pointer and designator, maritime radar, SAR\GMTI radars, communications relays, COMINT, ELINT, MAD and additional sensors. The maritime Dominator configuration offers the additional capability of under-water detection combined with traditional sea surveillance.
The highlight of the exhibition will be the Orbiter 4 that offers high transportability, without the need for a take-off and landing strip. The Orbiter 4 STUAS/NSUAS is an advanced multi-mission platform with an ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously. With an open architecture, the Orbiter 4 can be specially adjust for the needs of each client or mission. Among the different payloads the Orbiter 4 can carry are:
- Maritime patrol radar (MPR)
- Cellular interception sensor – which allows Orbiter 4 to conduct ISR missions over different theaters exploiting various communication technologies in-use by targets. The sensor overcomes ground intelligence collection constraints of inaccessible areas and LOS limitations, while expanding coverage and ensuring covert operation.
- Satellite communication
- Controp’s advanced XR electro-optic payload
- Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
The Orbiter 4 is continuing the evolution of the Orbiter line and the Small Tactical UAS, and delivers top mission performance with the lightest, most versatile, and most advanced covert platform available today, and is ideal for both land and maritime operations. Based on the successful aerodynamic structure and properties of the Orbiter 3 STUAS, Orbiter 4 exclusive abilities include maximum endurance of up to 24 hours, maximum takeoff weight of 50 KG, and maximum flight altitude of 18,000 feet. Orbiter 4 is easy to use and maintain, and carries a low logistical footprint.
Orbiter 3 Small Tactical UAS
The Orbiter 3 STUAS is a compact and lightweight system for military and homeland security missions, providing an operational range of up to 100 km and up to 6 hours of endurance. Carrying a triple sensor payload with day-and-night, thermal image and laser pointer, the system has significant tactical UAS capabilities in a mini-aerial platform body. Assembled in 20 minutes, the fully autonomous, vehicle-mounted system enables static and on-the-move operation. Providing a tri-sensor and stabilized EO/IR payload, it uses a catapult take-off and a parachute and airbag recovery, and is electrically powered for silent covert operation. The Orbiter 3 STUAS is suited for land as well as maritime environments, and requiring a very small logistic footprint. The Orbiter 3 system was sold to and is currently operated by dozen high-end customers all around the world
.Pegasus 120 Tactical VTOL UAS
Pegasus 120 is Aeronautics’ first multi mission platform. With a maximum payload weight of up to 75 KG and an ability to carry multiple payloads including COMINT, VISINT and Logistics, the Pegasus 120 designed especially for defense and security missions. Due to its extraordinary carrier and endurance capabilities, The Pegasus 120 is unique in the category of heavy lifters VTOL UAS’s, and is ideal for Defense, Homeland security and civil missions, as well as for Special Forces and special missions.