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About The ORON Aircraft


Israel’s Defense Ministry and the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently announced they completed two years of outfitting the ORON aircraft with advanced intelligence-gathering technology.


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About ORON Aircraft:

The ORON Aircraft is an advanced Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) mission aircraft developed collaboratively by the Israeli Defence Ministry’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), the Israel Air Force, the IDF Intelligence unit’s naval arm, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

Key features of the ORON Aircraft include:
  • Purpose: The primary purpose of the ORON Aircraft is to perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. It is equipped with advanced sensors and data collection equipment to swiftly locate targets in various weather conditions.
  • Platform: The aircraft is based on the Gulfstream G550 executive jet platform, which has been extensively modified and equipped for its intelligence-gathering role.
  • Sensor Suite: The ORON Aircraft is equipped with an array of sensors, including aerial imaging, control and radar systems, and maritime intelligence gathering capabilities. This comprehensive sensor suite enables it to gather critical information across various domains.
  • Data Analysis: The aircraft is equipped with sophisticated automatic data systems based on advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI). These capabilities allow for real-time data analysis and the generation of comprehensive intelligence insights.
  • Comprehensive Intelligence: The ORON Aircraft enables the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to maintain a real-time and comprehensive intelligence picture. This includes information about the deployment of ground forces both in routine times and during wartime.

-Source: Indian Express

February 2024