Defense Update, an Israeli defense industry publication, reported that Finland is acquiring 55 unmanned aerial vehicles from Aeronautics Defense Systems at an expected purchase price of about $30.2 million.
The Orbiter-2 is electric powered, has a flight endurance of about 4 hours, a range of almost 50 miles and a maximum ceiling of 18,000 feet.
The company Controp, a joint venture between Aeronautics Defense and Rafael, supplies the aircraft's electro-optical sensor payload, which comes in daylight, thermal or thermal zoom variants.
In addition to the medium-sized Orbiter, the company offers a larger model of the aircraft. That version has a flight endurance of as much as 7 hours and carries a larger payload.
Aeronautics Defense says its Orbiter is used by Serbia, Mexico, Poland, Israel, Ireland and Azerbaijan.
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