Singapore Acquires Orbiter 4 Close Range Surveillance UAV

Singapore Acquires Orbiter 4 Close Range Surveillance UAV

The Singapore Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) confirmed on 02 March 2022 that it has acquired an unspecified number of Orbiter 4 Close-Range Unmanned Air Vehicles (CR-UAV) from Israeli firm Aeronautics.

The new assets were acquired for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), which will improve ground situational awareness for the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and other security forces.

Israel’s Aeronautics Group manufactures the Orbiter 4 CR-UAV that can be employed independently or with other UAVs. The Orbiter 4 can be used in various operating environments, including urban or confined areas, supporting security operations and peacetime requirements.

Singapore Acquires Orbiter 4 Close Range Surveillance UAV

The CR-UAV does not require runways, can be launched from the catapult system, and recovered using a net, allowing for operations from ships or unprepared areas.

Two payloads of up to 12 kilograms in total can be carried and may vary, including a stabilised day and night infrared with laser designation, HDLite for photogrammetric mapping, Light Detection and Ranging Scanner (LIDAR), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and Maritime Patrol Radar (MPR).

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