Aeronautics secures a $40M contract to supply its Orbiter 1K Loitering Munition UAS to an international customer

31 August 2023, Aeronautics Ltd. – a world leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for the global defense and HLS markets – proudly announces a significant contract to supply its cutting-edge Orbiter 1K loitering munition UAS to a major international customer. This contract, valued at $40 million, reinforces Aeronautics’ position as a premier provider of advanced UAS solutions worldwide.

The Orbiter 1K is an exceptional Class 1 loitering munition UAS that demonstrates high performance for real-time Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions and operations. Leveraging the combat-proven legacy of the Orbiter UAS family, this mature, and highly reliable system delivers outstanding range, endurance, precision, lethality, and with minimal collateral effects. With the recent added capabilities both in the UAV and in the ground station segments, the added operational flexibility attained allows for a wide range of observation and intelligence operations, meeting the dynamic needs of modern warfare.

The Orbiter 1K is part of the Orbiter family of UAVs (Orbiter 1K, 2, 3, 4 and 5) which covers the complete tactical class mission requirements set and are all operated via an advanced and common ground segment & operating system, enabling maximum flexibility and ease of use. The compact and lightweight design ensures ease of use for tactical and special forces operating in the field, enabling to efficiently close the sensor to shooter loop for the required mission scenarios with unparalleled reliability and performance.

Dan Slasky, President & CEO of Aeronautics Group, commented, “Recent conflicts around the world have emphasized the pressing need for the diverse and battle proven solutions Aeronautics has to offer across the UAV field. We are proud to secure this significant contract with a major customer, which validates our continuous commitment to delivering cutting-edge UAS capabilities to our valued customers and partners. This contract’s success is a testament to our expertise and proven track record in the industry. This contract adds to Aeronautics’ recent successes, with contracts awarded from Greece and Finland over the past few months”.

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