What is ORON Aircraft?

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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.

About ORON Aircraft:

  • It is an Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) mission aircraft.
  • It was developed by the Israel defense ministry’s Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), the Israel Air Force and the Israel Defense Force (IDF) Intelligence unit’s naval arm and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
  • Features:
    • It is based on the Gulfstream G550 executive jet platform, which has been outfitted with a bevy of sensors and data collection equipment that allows it to rapidly locate targets in all weather conditions.
    • The aircraft combines several capabilities, including aerial imaging, control and radar, and maritime intelligence gathering for the Navy.
    • It will be equipped with layers of automatic data systems based on advanced algorithms and AI.
    • It will enable the IDF to create a real-time comprehensive intelligence picture, including deployment of ground forces, near and far, in routine times and during warfare.


Q1) What is a radar?

A radar, which stands for "Radio Detection and Ranging," is a technology that uses radio waves to detect, locate, track, and identify objects, both stationary and moving, in the surrounding environment. Radars are widely used in various applications, including military, aviation, meteorology, navigation, and traffic control.

Source: After 2 years, tech is fully integrated into Israel’s newest spy plane, says defence ministry