Global Defense Systems Provider Orders Digital Tracking Pedestal Solution from Orbit for its Tactical Reconnaissance Pod
Netanya, Israel, May 7, 2017 – Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) announced today that a global defense systems provider has ordered several AL-4012 digital tracking pedestal systems and control units for a leading air force. With delivery expected in 2018, this US$700,000 deal brings the total number of Orbit pedestal solutions ordered by this customer to more than 100 to date.
The tactical reconnaissance pod simultaneously collects high resolution infrared and visual digital images within a very wide field of view. The images and data annotation are recorded on a solid-state recorder and transmitted to the ground station for real-time interpretation.
An integral part of the ground station, Orbit’s AL-4012 digital tracking pedestal solution features elevation-over-azimuth axes configuration with optional stabilization, a digital servo amplifier to control antenna motion, highly dynamic, low-backlash motion capabilities for outstanding accuracy and a brushless motor and planetary gear assembly for easy maintenance and high reliability.
“This deal is a repeat order from a longstanding client,” indicated Miki Shenkman, Senior Director of Sales and BD, Israel at Orbit. “It bears testimony to our robust solutions and unwavering attention to customer care.”
About Orbit’s AL-4012 Digital Tracking Pedestal Solution
The AL-4012 is Orbit’s most compact, portable and light-weight solution for field-based applications that require highly accurate tracking capabilities, such as UAS command and control, telemetry and stabilized point-to-point RF communications. The AL-4012 is a self-contained elevation-over-azimuth tracking positioner that delivers high performance under the most demanding field conditions. Easy to deploy, it may be ground-based, transportable or shipboard (with additional stabilization) to fit specific needs.
Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. is wholly-focused on precision tracking-based communications – in the areas of satcom, telemetry and remote sensing – and provides an innovative solution for airborne audio management. With certification by defense, government and commercial agencies, we deliver tailor-made, turnkey solutions at sea, on land and in the air. Orbit’s unique combination of smart design, high reliability and field-tested experience means that if you can conceive it, we can provide it.
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