ORBIT's Communication Management Systems in the US Air Force

ORBIT Awarded $1.7 Million Service Contract for ADAS Systems Installed on KC-135 of the United States Air Force


F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena AB is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron

Israel, April 20, 2016 – ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd., a leading provider of mission and business critical
communication solutions for Land, Sea, Air and Space applications, announced today that it has been awarded
a comprehensive service contract for its ADAS communication management systems installed on the KC-135
Stratotankers used by US Air Force.

ORBIT will provide maintenance, repair and support services for its Airborne Digitally-Controlled
Audio System (ADAS) installed on the USAF’s KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft. The service
contract is valued at $1,700,000 over a period of 18 months. The Service contract will enable the USAF to ensure the continued high performance of their digital Communications Management Systems.

ORBIT’s ADAS systems continue to provide the high performance, quality and reliability required by the USAF from their Communication Management Systems (CMS). Extending the operational lifetime of the KC-135 tankers required the extension of the service period related to these systems. The new agreement guarantees rapid and fixed turnaround time for servicing the CMS and by that assists the USAF to maintain the operational readiness of the KC-135 tankers.


According to Erez Shabirow, ORBIT’s CEO: “ORBIT is committed to provide the USAF with maintenance services for our Communication Management Systems for as long as needed to meet the operational needs of their KC-135 fleet. Audio and intercommunication management systems are mission-critical for our military customers, and we take pride in delivering high-quality and responsive service and support for our installed systems”.

About ORBIT Communication Systems

ORBIT is a global provider of advanced business and mission critical communication solutions for land, sea, air
and space applications. The company’s solutions address the maritime, aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. ORBIT’s portfolio includes mobile satellite communication systems, tracking & telemetry solutions, communication management systems and earth observation ground stations, which are operating on thousands of platforms worldwide.

ORBIT’s customers include leading navies, government and defense organizations, major integrators, space agencies, earth observation and communication service providers.

ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: ORBI). The company has global presence of sales and customer support with footprint in the United States, Europe and the Far East.