ORBIT Communication Systems and Inmarsat sign MOA for Global Xpress® government aero terminals opportunities
2 July, 2014 – Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services and ORBIT, a leading provider of satellite communication, Earth observation, tracking & telemetry and communication management systems, have entered into a Memorandum of Arrangement (MOA) regarding the manufacture of aviation terminals for Global Xpress (GX) serving the government market. GX is the next generation of global mobile broadband services operating in Ka-band, strengthening Inmarsat’s position as the world leader in global mobile satellite communications.
Inmarsat and ORBIT will work closely to identify specific opportunities in which ORBIT’s technical offering is best suited to driving the uptake of GX by end-users requiring airborne satellite broadband connectivity. Under the arrangement, ORBIT will provide airborne tracking and communication GX antenna terminals, addressing further prospects identified in the government market, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and fixed and rotary wing platforms.
“We are delighted to be announcing this new collaboration with ORBIT,” said Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government. “Global Xpress offers significant opportunities in the Government aviation market, providing the world’s first global high-speed broadband service, which is capable of supporting the most advanced, bandwidth hungry applications virtually anywhere in the world.”
“ORBIT is proud to be part of this important alliance with Inmarsat. Inmarsat’s selection of ORBIT’s products is a vote of confidence in our Ka-Band VSAT antennas solutions and excellent rapport with the Government sector worldwide”, said Ofer Greenberger, the Chairman of ORBIT-CS, Inc., and CEO of ORBIT-CS, Ltd.
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.
About ORBIT Communication Systems
ORBIT is a global provider of highly engineered mission-critical communication solutions for air, sea and land platforms. ORBIT’s maritime, aerospace and land application solutions are suitable for commercial, defense and homeland security markets. ORBIT’s portfolio includes mobile satellite communication systems, communication management systems and tracking and telemetry ground stations, deployed on thousands of marine, airborne and ground platforms worldwide. ORBIT’s customers include leading Navies, major integrators, communication service providers, earth observation organizations and Space Agencies.
ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: ORBI). 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 services centers located around the world.