05 Maret 2015

Vietnam Ups Interest in Unmanned Orbiter 3

05 Maret 2015


Orbiter 3 UAV (photo : Aeronautics Defense System)

Vietnam wants to acquire additional Orbiter 2 unmanned air systems from Aeronautics Defense Systems, and also to buy its larger Orbiter 3, according to Dany Eshchar, the company's deputy chief executive.

The Israeli company late last year received an order to provide Orbiter 2s to Vietnam's army, with the air vehicles to be used as an aerial forward observation asset by its artillery corps.

Advantages of operating the larger Orbiter 3 (below) include the type's increased maximum payload capacity of 5.5kg (12.1lb), an 18,000ft service ceiling and an endurance of 7h while being flown at 30-70kt (55-130km/h).

(FlightGlobal)

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