Featured NewsTrending NewsAeronautics supplies Greek Ministry of Defense with Orbiter 3 tactical drones


18 April 2023

Aeronautics Ltd.—a world leader in designing, developing and manufacturing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for global defense and HLS markets—announces a contract to supply dozens of its Orbiter 3 systems to the Greek Ministry of Defense. The agreement is part of the large contract between the Israeli and Greek Ministry of Defense, worth approximately 370 million euros, for the procurement of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems' Spike missiles.

As part of the contract, Rafael will provide an advanced solution enabling significant operational advantage to the modern battlefield. While the Orbiter 3 systems detect, recognize, and identify (DRI) the target, the Spike missiles, launched from the air, sea, or land can rapidly close the sensor-to-shooter loop, using the "Fire Weaver" C4I system. The rapid Sensor to Shooter process implementing advanced technologies, enables mission success.

More Info on Aeronautics Orbiter 3

The Orbiter 3 is a small tactical unmanned aerial system and considered to be one of the leading systems in its class worldwide providing superior performance for both defense and HLS applications. Highlights of the Orbiter 3 operational performance includes advanced ISTAR capabilities, runway-independent, long endurance, the capability of carrying various types of payloads, advanced image processing, a small logistical footprint, navigation including in a GPS-denied environment and the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Dan Slasky, CEO of Aeronautics Group: "We are proud to be a part of this significant cooperation with Rafael in the G2G agreement with the Greek MOD. This collaboration demonstrates the technological synergy, and the close business integration between the two companies. We also thank the Israeli Ministry of Defense, which has invested significant efforts to facilitate the agreement, and to the Greek Ministry of Defense for expressing it's confidence in the Aeronautics' solution."

About Aeronautics Group

Established in 1997, Aeronautics designs, develops, and manufactures Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for the global defense & HLS markets. Backed by continuous research and development and with proven excellent performance and operability, Aeronautics’ broad product portfolio includes the expertise of its subsidiaries and offers solutions for a wide range of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that lead the segment with cutting-edge systems for the modern battlefield.

Having been acquired by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and Stolero Aeron Ltd., Aeronautics utilizes the technological synergy between the two companies – Rafael’s advanced air, land, and naval defense capabilities and Aeronautics’ proven technologies in the Unmanned Aerial Systems and solutions - to strengthen its position as a leading unmanned and autonomous solutions integrator.



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