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Aerostar  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: ?
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Aeronautics Defense Systems
Parent System: Aerostar
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2000
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Aeronautics Defense Systems Aerostar is a tactical medium Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed to operate in the modern battlefield transmitting highly reliable, high quality data in real-time. Besides, it is also suitable for civil applications. The air vehicle operates at an altitude of 18,000-ft and can remain on station for 12 hours. Aerostar entered service in 2000 and has been fielded by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), the US Navy, Angola and many other international customers worldwide.

The system integrates seamlessly with other platforms such as ground vehicles, helicopters and maritime vessels thus creating a network centric environment in support of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions. In addition to target acquisition, Aerostar is suitable for Artillery fire adjustment, targets designation and battlefield and borders control. The air vehicle features an advanced avionics package and 490IA engine rated at 38-hp of power. Each Aerostar system includes four air vehicles.

Aerostar Specifications

Crew: 0
Dimensions
Height: 1.20 meter (3.94 foot)
Length: 4.50 meter (14.8 foot)
Wingspan: 7.50 meter (24.6 foot)
Performance
Ceiling: 18,000 foot (5,486 meter)
Radius of Operation: 200 kilometer (108 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 38 hp (28.3 kW)
Speed
Loiter Speed: 60 knot (111 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 110 knot (204 kph)
Time
Flight Endurance: 12 hour (0.50 day)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 210 kilogram (463 pound)
Payload: 50 kilogram (110 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Aerostar News

There are 3 news between
13 Jun 2005 and 10 Jan 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008Aerostar Tactical UAV Systems Acquired by Undisclosed CIS Country
Wednesday, April 12, 2006Nigeria Purchases Aerostar UAVs and SeaStar USVs for Coastal Surveillance
Monday, June 13, 2005Aeronautics Defense Systems Awarded Aerostar UAV Contract in the United States

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Azerbaijan?
Azerbaijan ordered 60 Orbiter and Aerostar UAVs in 2011
Georgia16
Not confirmed, four systems sold January 2008 prior to August vicious attack on South Ossetia
Nigeria12
Three systems

Grand Total 286
 
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