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French DGA to Use Elistair ORION 2 Tethered Drones

Elistair ORION 2 tethered droneElistair Awarded Framework Contract by French Armament Basic Directorate

by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby

The DGA (French Armament Basic Directorate) has awarded tethered drone options chief Elistair with a framework settlement for the availability of ORION 2 tethered UAVs.  Proceed studying or pay attention under:

The ORION 2, an automatic sensible tethered drone, is ready to attain a peak of 100 m and preserve flight for as much as 24 hours at a time. The drone’s tether protects information switch and guards towards jamming and interference. The ORION 2 additionally efficiently handed all the DGA’s Info Methods Safety (ISS) certification exams.

The ORION 2 was chosen for the aim of reinforcing surveillance and statement techniques inside DGA’s missile check websites. The contract was granted to Elistair as a way to fulfill the necessities of DGA EM’s Landes and Mediterranean websites, in addition to the Mediterranean and Aquitaine flight check websites of DGA EV (DGA Flight Checks).

The ORION 2’s goal through the exams, which might last as long as a number of hours, might be to safeguard the impression zone and collect photos for the aim of offering evaluation for DGA’s land, air and coastal operations. The deployment of ORION 2 will present a marked improve to the vary of DGA’s surveillance system, with its prolonged detection talents now reaching a radius of 10-km, even when coping with obstructive climate circumstances.

“This new contract is a serious milestone for Elistair, and we’re happy with the DGA’s renewed confidence in our firm and our options,” mentioned Elistair CEO Guilhem de Marliave. “The ORION 2 was chosen and accredited after intensive work by our groups on  ISS (Info Methods Safety) hardening, and this new success boosts its positioning as a reference for tactical UAV’s used for perimeter safety.”

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Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he acquired a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.


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