Aeronautics Signs Deal for Production of Orbiter 4 in Thailand

Officials from Aeronautics Group and RV Connex at the agreement signing. Photo courtesy of Aeronautics Group.

Israel-based Aeronautics Group has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the leading defense companies in Thailand, RV Connex, for in-country production of its Orbiter 4 tactical UAV.

Local production will serve the interests of customers of both companies in the Asian Pacific region. Aeronautics will transfer knowledge for production of the system—including the air vehicle, its sub-systems and its ground support system—which the company offers its customers worldwide. In addition, local flight crews will be trained to perform various flight operations and lead training programs for local clients.

“The collaboration agreement with RV Connex, a company with an excellent reputation in the Asian market, is another pillar in the significant growth of Aeronautics in the past three years,” said Gilad Landsberg, vice president and head of the Tactical & MALE UAS Division at Aeronautics. “RV Connex provides a precise answer to the needs of the Asian defense market. Together with Aeronautics’ advanced and proven solutions, this is a partnership that will enable a leap forward in Aeronautics’ business activities in the Asia Pacific region.”

“I am happy about the deepening of the alliance between the two companies,” said Peeraphon Trakulchang, vice president at RV Connex. “This collaboration is a landmark event for both of us—a significant step forward in our long-standing relationship, and in particular, our continued commitment and dedication towards effectively developing our local capabilities to serve Aeronautics’ end users, not only in Thailand, but also in the neighboring regions.”