ORBIT Awarded UAV Tracking and Communication System Contract Valued at $3.1 Million
Netanya – January 3rd, 2011. ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd., a satellite communications, tracking, and airborne communications-management systems provider, has been awarded a contract valued at $3.1 Million for the supply of multiple ship borne Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) tracking and communications systems to an undisclosed customer.
The advanced tracking and communications systems are designed to be operated on platforms at sea. Compensating for the constant motion of the marine platforms, the stabilized systems deliver precise tracking of the UAV and will be utilized for communications, command, control and intelligence provided by the UAVs in maritime environments.
The systems are part of ORBIT’s family of tracking antenna solutions, which enable reliable and high speed telemetry, data and video communication links with platforms in motion – for a broad range of applications, from flight tests to satellite imaging. The company provides comprehensive, fully customized tracking solutions, tailored to meet exact customer requirements. Active in the field of tracking systems for over fifty years, ORBIT has earned a global reputation for innovative solutions, high performance and product reliability.
This is the second major contract ORBIT has been awarded recently for its tracking and telemetry systems following the $6.25 Million contract announced in October 2010.
“Our vast experience in developing tough, all-weather-proven communication systems allows us to offer our customers reliable systems that enable continuous UAV communication, even at sea,” says Avi Cohen, President and CEO of ORBIT CS. “We are proud to have been awarded this contract and foresee additional agreements in the near future.”
About ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd.:
ORBIT is a world leading supplier of innovative Satellite Communications solutions as well as Tracking & Telemetry and audio and Communications Management Systems. The company’s products are deployed on board airborne, marine and land platforms with both military and commercial customers and are installed on thousands of projects with companies and organizations worldwide. ORBIT’s customers include major integrators such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Rockwell Collins, as well as communications service providers such as SELEX Communications, Telespazio, Eutelsat, NewSat, Alphatron, Harris Communications, and SpeedCast.
ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The company boasts an international marketing and sales network that includes the United States, Europe, and the Far East in addition to its international technical service centers located around the world.
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