The Orbiter 1K is a loitering unmanned system, based on the structure and properties of the Orbiter 2 – Aeronautics’ Renowned unmanned aerial vehicle. This is the first time Aeronautics presents a UAV in the Loitering category.
Launched from a catapult, the Orbiter 1K can fly for 2-3 hours, carrying a multi-sensor camera with day-and-night channels. The loitering system is compact and easily controlled from a personal GCS.
Given a specific waypoint, the loitering Orbiter 1K can detect and destroy a moving or a stationary target. The system can also operate on the base of a given area range: the Orbiter 1K independently scans the area, detects and destroys the target – moving or stationary. In case the target wasn’t detected or in any change of plans, the system’s recovery capability allows it to return to its base camp and land safely using a parachute and an airbag.
The Orbiter 1K is expected to become operational soon.