The aircraft combines several capabilities including aerial imaging, control and radar, and maritime intelligence gathering for the Navy”, explains Maj. I, Deputy Commander of the 122nd Squadron. “The majority of these capabilities already exist in our squadron and the ‘Maof Rahav’ unit, however, with the new aircraft, we managed to condense them all onto a single flight platform.
Groundbreaking Capabilities: Welcoming the “Oron” – our new Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance aircraft
Israel Capabilities surveillance airplane the “Oron” – o new Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance aircraft.
The 122nd (“Nachshon”) Squadron, known as the IAF’s ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) squadron, operates two “Nachshon” aircraft models: “Shavit” (Gulfstream G500) and “Eitam” (Gulfstream G550). Today, the squadron received the newest member of the Nachshon family: the “Oron”. “The ‘Oron’ is yet another manifestation of the IAF’s increasing effectiveness”, says IAF Commander, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin. “The aircraft adds another layer to the IAF’s current operational and strategic capabilities, which allow for continued air superiority in the Middle East and an ability to defend Israel’s skies and ensure its security”.