Azerbaijan could produce Isreali-developed Orbiter 3 UAV

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 Azerbaijan could produce Isreali-developed UAV Orbiter 3

 
According to Flightglobal, Azerbaijan-based unmanned air vehicle firm Azad Systems may soon begin manufacturing the Israeli-developed Orbiter 3. Azad was established in 2011 with assistance from Aeronautics Defense Systems, one of Israel's leading unmanned air system manufacturers. It is considered a joint venture with the Azerbaijani government, and Aeronautics has an option to acquire 50% of shares.
     
According to Flightglobal, Azerbaijan-based unmanned air vehicle firm Azad Systems may soon begin manufacturing the Israeli-developed Orbiter 3. Azad was established in 2011 with assistance from Aeronautics Defense Systems, one of Israel's leading unmanned air system manufacturers. It is considered a joint venture with the Azerbaijani government, and Aeronautics has an option to acquire 50% of shares.
Israeli-developed Orbiter 3 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System
     

Dany Eshchar, Aeronautics' deputy chief executive for marketing and sales, says Azad's plant is already manufacturing the Orbiter 2. "The Azeris want the bigger, more capable version – the Orbiter 3 – and we talk with them about it," he adds.

The Orbiter 3 Small Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (STUAS) is a compact and lightweight system for military and homeland security missions. The system is designed for field deployment, launched from a catapult and recovered vertically by opening a parachute & an airbag. The Orbiter 3 can perform any ISTAR mission, including target designation. The systems’ enhanced performance makes it equally capable of performing missions of much larger and heavier UAS. The Orbiter 3 has a wingspan of 4.4m (14.4ft), a maximum take-off weight of 30kg (66lb) and an endurance of 7h while carrying an electro-optical/infrared sensor..

 

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