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ORBIT Awarded Maintenance Services Contract from U.S. Navy

Dépèche transmise le 3 novembre 2011 par Business Wire

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Navy has awarded ORBIT Communication Systems, Inc. (USA), a subsidiary of Orbit Technologies Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a provider of mission-critical connectivity solutions in a variety of markets, including satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems, a maintenance contract for Communication Management Systems (CMS) purchased from ORBIT between 2003 and 2010.

“Effective and timely maintenance is critical for reducing aircraft downtime and increasing sorties. We recognize the importance of strong service support for our military and commercial customers, backed by 24x7 local technical support teams to ensure the highest level of responsiveness.”

ORBIT's fully digital Audio Intercommunication System (AIS) modules have been installed on the Navy's EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft since 2003. The maintenance contract covers repair and support of AIS equipment until the end of 2012.

"We’re extending the scope of our cooperation with the U.S. Navy through this service contract," said Israel Adan, CEO of ORBIT Communication Systems, Inc. (USA). "Effective and timely maintenance is critical for reducing aircraft downtime and increasing sorties. We recognize the importance of strong service support for our military and commercial customers, backed by 24x7 local technical support teams to ensure the highest level of responsiveness."

ORBIT's Audio Intercommunication System (AIS) is a highly secure communication management system, integrating the routing and distribution of audio and data between the crew members and the recording systems. Supporting up to 6 users, 8 radios, 8 receivers, 8 warnings and 16 discrete lines, the AIS is a modular COTS system, specifically designed to meet the requirements of applications in helicopters and mid-size crew aircraft, such as VIP, transportation, and medical evacuation.

ORBIT's Communication Management Systems (CMS) portfolio features flexible and robust systems used to manage the complex voice, video and data communication on board mobile platforms (airborne, seaborne and ground applications). These systems include a digital switch that seamlessly integrates the routing and distribution of inbound and outbound communication on board the mobile platform, as well as an intercom that can be used among crew members, maintenance personnel and technicians.

About ORBIT Communication Systems

ORBIT is a global provider of highly engineered mission-critical communications systems and solutions for maritime, aerospace, and earth observation applications in commercial, defense and homeland security markets. Our portfolio includes mobile Satellite Communications systems, Tracking & Telemetry solutions and Communications Management Systems which are deployed on thousands of marine, airborne and ground platforms worldwide. ORBIT’s customers include over 20 Navies, major integrators such as Airbus Military, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins, communications service providers such as SELEX Communications and Telespazio (Finmeccanica companies), Eutelsat, NewSat, Gilat, Harris Caprock Communications, Milano Teleport and earth observation organizations such as Imagesat and the European Space Agency.

ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The company boasts an international sales and customer support network that includes the United States, Europe, and the Far East in addition to its international technical service centers located around the world. For more information, please visit www.orbit-cs.com/.

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