Orbit Communications Wins Order for Aeronautical Telemetry System

Israel’s Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. was awarded a contract, worth around US$5 million, by the Ministry of Defense (MoD) of an undisclosed Asian country for an aeronautical telemetry system, the company announced.

The turnkey solution – including a 5-meter S-band antenna and full ground station with total data chain capabilities – will be used for test range applications. Delivery of the high-precision system is expected in 2019.

“This order follows on the heels of a similar one from April of this year, for a 1.8-meter S-band system, from the same customer,” indicated Eitan Livneh, Orbit’s CEO. “Repeat deals such as these validate our value proposition in the market.”

The earlier order was for the delivery of the full turnkey solution – including a folding, transportable 1.8-meter S-band antenna, total data chain capabilities and testing facility. The system is expected to be delivered within this year (18 months after the signing of the contract). This high-precision telemetry system will also be used for test range applications.

Orbit’s Aeronautical Telemetry solutions

Orbit’s aeronautical telemetry solutions are used in defense and civilian applications, such as flight testing, space exploration and rocketry, to enable real-time monitoring of environmental conditions in flying objects. Key advantages include:

– Large installed base including major national defense organizations
– Fast target acquisition for unsurpassed tracking accuracy and quality
– Proven L/S/C/Ka multiband-band solution delivering superior market performance
– Weather-resistant terminals built to withstand extreme temperature ranges (from -40°C to 55°C)

Orbit Communications Systems is a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions – in the areas of satellite communications (SATCOM), telemetry and remote sensing – and airborne communications management systems.


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