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Orbiter 3


Wingspan – 4.4m
MOTW – 30kg
Electrical Engine
Endurance – Up to 7 Hours
Recovery System – Parachute & Airbag
Data Link – LOS, up to 150km
C/S Bands
Payload Maximum Weight – 5.5kg
EO/IR/Laser Pointer

The Orbiter 3 Small Tactical UAS (STUAS) combines an impressive performance envelope with extended operational coverage and radically reduced logistical footprint. Orbiter 3 STUAS is designed to operate with, and support the higher tactical echelon, providing intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions with long endurance. This system can carry payloads up to 5 kg in weight, including multi-sensor stabilized EO payloads carrying laser target-designation systems.
The latest variant of the Orbiter 3 STUAS is fitted with digital datalink, extended endurance of 7 hours and operational radius of 150 km.

The system is fully compatible with industry standards, including STANAG 4586 (NATO) for UAS controls and H.246 for the video streaming.

The system is operated and controlled by the Aeronautics proprietary Multi Operation Aerial Vehicle (MOAV) software, an advanced interface developed in-house.

Key features and capabilities

  • Highly transportable vehicle mounted system
  • Tri-sensor payloads for day, night
    operation under clouds
  • Unique SIGINT capabilities
  • Rapid deployment, 7- minute to launch
  • Simple assembly, rapid turnaround
  • Silent, electrical propulsion
  • Low silhouette, covert operation
  • Automatic takeoff and recovery
  • Operational below cloud base, in harsh
    weather conditions
  • Long endurance, extended operational range
  • Catapult launch, net landing for maritime
  • Mission autonomy, accurate navigation,
    with or without GPS or data link
  • Control and monitoring from moving vehicles

Optional capabilities

  • Advanced image processing
  • Net landing for maritime operations
  • Advanced image processing


  • Vessel integration without the need for flight deck
  • Catapult launch, net landing

Recommended payloads

  • The recommended payload for Orbiter 3 UAVs is the T-STAMP tri-sensor stabilized EO payload (Day/Night), cooled) with laser pointer.
  • D-STAMP: day (CCD) stabilized EO payload
  • UZ-STAMP: Night (uncooled FLIR) stabilized payload
  • M-STAMP: Dual Day (CCD) and Night (Uncooled FLIR) stabilized EO payload
  • HD-Lite: Photogrammetric mapping & 3D modeling

Advanced security features

  • Mission execution without GPS and without datalink
  • Control and monitoring from moving vehicles
  • Denied flight zone recognition
  • Operation in A2\AD environment
CP Aeronautics