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Israel Displays new Small UAVs at the Paris Air Show
Aeronautics will also be showing several versions of the Orbiter, an electrically powered Orbiter MUAV measures about one meter in length and sustains an operational endurance of up to 4.5 hours, utilizing enhanced wing extensions. A larger configuration currently in development will have mission endurance of 7 hours, carrying the new T-STAMP multi-sensor payload developed by Controp. The Orbiter is designed for operating at altitudes up to 18,000 feet. The company has recently announced a teaming agreement with US based AAI Corporation, (an operating unit of Textron Systems), to market the Orbiter Mini-UAV (unmanned air vehicle) system jointly to U.S. and select international customers, including Israel, under foreign military sales. Among the smallest Israeli micro UAVs making their debut at the Paris Air Show is the Micro-Falcon I, designed for carrying and operation by a single operator. Weighing 6 kg, MicroFalcon on display here carries the MicroBat 275 electro-optical payload developed by Bental Industries.