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29th August, 2023 Security

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  • Israel’s Defense Ministry’s announcement of major progress in the preparation of the Oron intelligence-gathering aircraft for operational use marks a dramatic development in Israel’s military capabilities.


  • The spy plane, known as the ORON, is a Gulfstream G550 Aerospace equipped with state-of-the-art sensors, cameras, artificial intelligence, and advanced Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems.
  • It operates at an altitude of up to 40,000-50,000 feet with a flight range of 1,000 km.
  • The ORON will be operated by the Israeli Air Force's “Nachshon” 122nd squadron out of the Nevatim Air Base near Beer Sheva.


  • ORON is a joint multi-domain, multi-sensor solution that will provide the IDF with game-changing capabilities to counter threats far and near.
  • The ORON's real-time monitoring capabilities will provide larger amounts of intelligence than unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • The system's ability to accurately track multiple targets over vast distances and challenging conditions will enable a prompt and precise response to threats.


Q. Recently, ORON was in the News. Which of the following best describes ORON?

1) A Shotgun

2) Diesel-electric attack submarine

3) Intelligence-Gathering Aircraft

4) Anti-tank guided missile

Answer: 3) Intelligence-Gathering Aircraft