Israel’s Growing Appetite for Naval UAS The development of an increasing number of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for maritime missions is prompting the Israeli Navy and Air Force to ask with increasing seriousness: Is a UAS carrier on the horizon? It may take some time for the idea to gain traction, but Aeronautics, an Israeli UAS manufacturer, is offering to operate its Orbiter 3 aircraft from navy ships. The Orbiter 3 has a wingspan of 4.2 m (14 ft.) a maximum takeoff weight of ...

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