Orbit to Supply Orion Audio Management System for U.S. Air Force’s New T-7A Red Hawk Jet Trainer

Orbit Communication Systems Inc. announced today that Boeing selected its Orion Audio Management System (AMS) for the U.S. Air Force’s new T-7A Red Hawk advanced pilot training system.

Orbit Communication Systems Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Israel’s Orbit Communication Systems Ltd.

Recognized for its innovative design, the Boeing T-7A is a purpose-built jet trainer specifically designed to provide advanced pilot training for future fighter and bomber pilots.

Orion is an innovative and highly resilient IP-based airborne audio management system designed to support diverse network-based communication products and applications. It is easily adapted across a broad range of airborne platforms, including helicopters, commercial airliners, mission aircraft, UAVs and fighters.

Boeing selected the Orion AMS in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the project before the T-7A enters production. The initial program will include approximately 350 aircraft.

“With our 20-year history with Boeing, we are excited to be the audio management system supplier for the next-generation trainer,” noted Dany Eshchar, Orbit’s CEO. “This selection further positions the Orion™ as the most advanced and versatile communication management system available.”

Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk
Boeing-Saab T-7A Red Hawk

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