ORBITAL’s 35 year history of innovation in engine development technology is now focused within ORBITAL UAVE to design, develop, and construct the world’s best engines and propulsion systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAV”).
The UAV market is growing rapidly and ORBITAL UAVE is poised to leverage the proprietary FlexDI™ technology and ORBITAL’s unique ability to provide the “heavy fuel” solution specified for military applications, and to secure a commercial production contract which will underwrite the development of the large scale commercial UAV production facility in the United States.
Global Market Opportunity
The Global Small UAV System production market is projected to reach US$1.0bn by 2016.
“Insitu is proud to partner with ORBITAL to bring our customers increased mission reliability and capability with more affordable life cycle costs.
ORBITAL is the leading small unmanned aircraft vehicle reciprocating internal combustion engine supplier in the industry, and the ORBITAL designed engine sets a new standard for unmanned aircraft propulsion”.
Ryan M. Hartman, President and CEO of Insitu
- ORBITAL UAVE is poised to advance from global leadership in the design and development of UAV engines to become a significant global manufacturer of UAV engines and propulsion systems.
- A commitment to commercial production will require larger scale facilities enabling accelerated expansion into other growth UAV markets.
- A clear pathway exists for ORBITAL UAVE to generate annual sales in excess of A$100 million.
- Orbital’s ambition is for ORBITAL UAVE to be the leading global supplier of heavy fuel engines in the UAV industry.