Orbit Receives Additional Service Contract Extension for its Airborne Digital Audio Systems from the USAF - Orbit USA

Orbit Receives Additional Service Contract Extension for its Airborne Digital Audio Systems from the USAF

This latest extension, worth approximately US$1 million, applies to a longstanding, ongoing service contract for maintenance, repair and support of systems aboard Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers

Netanya, Israel, December 20, 2017 – Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne communications management systems, announced today that it received an additional service contract extension for its airborne digital audio systems from the United States Air Force (USAF). This latest extension, worth approximately US$1 million, will go into effect in 2018.

“By extending its service contract with us again, the USAF validates the quick response times and excellent customer care we are known for,” commented Eitan Livneh, Orbit’s CEO. “In addition, our audio management systems can be transferred to Boeing’s newer KC-46 tankers that are due to replace the aging KC-135 fleet.”

KC-135 Stratotanker refueling image released to the public domain by the USAF

About Orbit’s Airborne Digital Audio System

Orbit’s airborne digital audio system was designed to meet the specific needs of advanced, large-crew mission aircraft. It is a fully digital and secure audio and control solution that integrates the routing and distribution of audio and data between various crew members including maintenance personnel, technicians and the host aircraft communications data and recording systems. With support for up to 20 full-capability and 8 intercom-only users, 16 radios, 31 receivers and 6 recording outputs, the Orbit system is a discrete internal intercom network.

About Orbit

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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