Aero India 2017: Aeronautics Group to Showcase Line of UAS Capabilities

Aeronautics Group, a leading UAS manufacturer, will present its wide range of comprehensive defense solutions and UAS platforms at Aero India. Aeronautics line of UAS’s includes MALE UAS – the Dominator XR , Tactical UAS – the Aerostar, and state-of-the-art unmanned mini UAS’s – the Orbiter family. The orbiter family includes Orbiter 4 multi-mission STUAS, Orbiter 1K loitering unmanned system and Orbiter 2 mini UAS and Orbiter 3 Small Tactical UAS.

During the exhibition, the company will display the Orbiter 4, Orbiter 2 and Orbiter 1K.

With its UAS’s deployed in more than 55 different countries around the world, Aeronautics group provides high-end aerial solutions for the most advanced Defense Para-military and HLS missions. Integrating surveillance equipment with network information, Aeronautics’ unmanned aerial systems are ideal for land, sea and air operations, and have already accumulated hundreds of thousands of operational flight hours worldwide. Together with its subsidiary, PoziDrone, Aeronautics is also operating in the field of multi-rotor unmanned aerial systems, and is currently developing a line of multi-rotor UAS’s for military and civil applications.

According to Amos Mathan, Aeronautics’ CEO:We are pleased to participate and present our wide range of unmanned aerial systems at Aero-India. Aeronautics’ comprehensive aerial solutions includes highly efficient and cost-effective UAS’s such as the Dominator MALE UAS and the Aerostar Tactical UAS, as well as small premium UAS’s such as the Orbiter family. We are currently participating in a number of tenders in India, as we see great importance in the Indian market and believe that our products are the most cost-effective solutions for this market”.


The Orbiter 4 STUAS/NSUAS is an advanced multi-mission platform with an ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously. With a maritime version, 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 more than 24 hours, maximum takeoff weight of 50 KG, maximum flight attitude of 18,000 feet and an ability to carry and operate two different payloads simultaneously.

With Advanced Image Processing Capabilities, Automatic takeoff and recovery system and an ability to navigate with and without GPS and datalink, The Orbiter 4 delivers the same capabilities as other Tactical platforms operational today, but with better endurance, serviceability, operational flexibility and cost-effectiveness. Operated by 3 personnel, the Orbiter 4 is easy to use and maintain, and carries a low logistical footprint.

Orbiter 1K

The Orbiter 1K is a loitering unmanned system. 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. Launched from a catapult, the Orbiter 1K can fly for 2-3 hours, carrying a multi-sensor camera with day-and-night channels.

The Orbiter 1K loitering system is compact and easily controlled from a personal GCS. Featuring a highly transportable vehicle-mounted system and a small physical footprint for covert operations and advanced avionics, the Orbiter 1K is ideal for defense as well as border security missions.

Orbiter 2 mini UAS

The Orbiter 2 UAS is a compact and lightweight system which offers extended endurance and range, while operated by a crew of only two personnel. The Orbiter 2 UAS carries a multi-sensor camera with day-and-night channels and a laser pointer, it is gyro-stabilized with tri-sensor and zoom payload and can fly for 4 hours and to a distance of up to 80 km. Easy to operate and quickly assembled, the system is launched from a catapult and lands using a parachute and an airbag. Delivering advanced image processing, accurate navigation, and net landing capability for maritime operations, The Orbiter 2 UAS is operational even in the harshest weather conditions and is easily controlled from a personal GCS. The Orbiter 2 system is currently operated by high-end customers all around the world.

Aerostar tactical UAS

The Aerostar advanced tactical UAS is ideal for a wide range of short range and medium range ISR & Artillery missions, as it is equipped with a large payload bay, and capable of carrying many types of payloads, including day and night EO/IR sensors, radars, and various electronic intelligence sensors (COMINT, ELIINT). Featuring a highly advanced data link, the Aerostar tactical UAS is highly efficient and cost effective, operationally simple, and involves a very small logistic footprint.

The Aerostar advanced tactical UAS has a proven capability for take-off and landing using very short runways and in high altitude environments. The Aerostar platform, which weighs 230 kilograms, is capable of reaching ceiling altitudes of 18,000 feet and operating at ranges of over 250 kilometres from its ground data terminal, which is connected via network to the ground control station. The Aerostar UAS has been purchased and operated by 15 customers worldwide.

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. With operation capability over long range, The 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.

The Dominator XP system configurations support multiple payloads up to 373 kg in weight. 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.

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