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IAF to Get New ‘Most Advanced’ ORON Aircraft


ORON (Israel Ministry of Defense Spokesperson’s Office)

After two years of work carried out by the Israel Ministry of Defense’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), have completed the development of the ORON, which they declare to be the world’s “most advanced aircraft of its kind.”

The ORON is a Gulfstream G550 Aerospace refitted with state of the art sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence, and advanced Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems.

Now that they have fully implemented the aircraft’s intelligence systems the ORON will be delivered to the Israeli Air Force.

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Test flights have commenced, led in cooperation by the Ministry of Defense’s DDR&D, IDF, and IAI.

The MOD said that this achievement represents a “significant milestone” in the aircraft’s development and testing program. The ORON aircraft will now advance to the joint test flight phase conducted by the Israeli Air Force and IAI.

The aircraft was jointly developed by the Israel Ministry of Defense and the IAI’s ELTA Group together with the Israeli Air Force, Intelligence Corps, and Navy. Equipped with revolutionary sensors and C4I systems, the ORON will provide the IDF with unprecedented intelligence capabilities across expansive terrain, enabling real-time monitoring of ground movements under diverse weather and visibility conditions. The aircraft will be operated by the Israeli Air Force’s “Nachshon” 122nd squadron.

Lt. Col. Yoed, Head of the Ministry of Defense DDR&D Missionized Aircraft Branch said, “ORON is a joint multi-domain, multi-sensor solution which will provide the IDF with game-changing capabilities to counter threats far and near. The unique capabilities of the ORON ISR System include the ability to accurately track multiple targets across a wide area of coverage, in all weather and visibility conditions, with high precision over great distances and in real time, enabling a decisive and timely response to all threats. The aircraft’s systems incorporate unique technological expertise that has been accumulated over the years within the industry and DDR&D. This accumulation of knowledge enables effective preparation for future threats in all of Israel’s operational arenas. The ORON is the product of a process of assimilating operational insights in addition to a broad international outlook.”

Lt. Col. ‘A’, Commander of the IAF’s 122nd Squadron said, “This airborne system has unique capabilities that exemplify the combined strength of all the IDF’s various branches. The IAF’s elite 122nd Squadron fully recognizes the great responsibility of effectively utilizing this aircraft and its ability to protect the State of Israel. I am sure that the joint flights will allow the IDF to train its personnel effectively and shorten the schedule until the aircraft is fully operational.”



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