On the 20th of February 2023, R V Connex Co., Ltd. (RVC) and Aeronautics Ltd. (Aeronautics) agreed to expand their operations in the Asia Pacific region, signing a collaboration agreement to manufacture the Orbiter 4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Permission is officially granted by the Ministry of Defense of Israel and the production line is set to commence in which Orbiter 4 will be locally known as Pathum 4.

Aeronautics Group – a world leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing comprehensive defense solutions focused on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), for the global defense & HLS markets, has signed a collaboration agreement with one of the leading defense companies in Thailand, RV Connex, for in-country production of the innovative tactical UAV, Orbiter 4.

The resulting new production line, which will be manufactured and assembled in Thailand, will enable the two companies to meet the demands of regional customers in the APAC region. Aeronautics will transfer knowledge for the production of the system – including the air vehicle, its subsystems, and its ground support system – which the company offers its customers worldwide. In addition, local flight crews will be trained to perform various flight operations and lead training programs for local clients.

“The collaboration agreement with RV Connex, a company with an excellent reputation in the Asian market, is another pillar in the significant growth of Aeronautics in the past three years,” says Gilad Landsberg, Vice President and Head of the Tactical & MALE UAS Division at Aeronautics. “RV Connex provides a precise answer to the needs of the Asian defense market. Together with Aeronautics’ advanced and proven solutions, this is a partnership that will enable a leap forward in Aeronautics’ business activities in the Asia Pacific region.”

“I am happy about the deepening of the alliance between the two companies,” says Peeraphon Trakulchang, Vice President at RV Connex. “This collaboration is a landmark event for both of us – a significant step forward in our long-standing relationship, and in particular, our continued commitment and dedication towards effectively developing our local capabilities to serve Aeronautics’ end users, not only in Thailand but also in the neighboring regions.”