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Orbit Signs Framework Agreement with Global Leader in Emergency Readiness and Response for Multiple Ground Stations Tracking LEO and MEO Satellites

First orders for Orbit’s Gaia™ 100 remote-sensing systems received for search and rescue applications in Europe and Southeast Asia

Netanya, Israel, May 17, 2017 – Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne audio management systems, announced that it signed a framework agreement with a global leader in emergency readiness and response for multiple ground stations tracking LEO and MEO satellites. Initial orders for Orbit’s Gaia 100 remote-sensing systems have been received for search and rescue applications in Europe and Southeast Asia, with deployment expected in 2017.

“We are excited that a world leader in emergency readiness and response has selected our NSGO satellite-tracking ground stations for their SAR awareness systems,” observed Gidi Talmor, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing at Orbit. “Their trust in Orbit testifies to the reliability and robustness of our solutions.”

About Orbit’s Gaia™ 100 ground stations

Gaia 100 is a small-footprint, high-performance series of remote-sensing ground stations for real-time data capture from LEO or MEO satellites. Built to withstand harsh environmental conditions, its key features include:

  • Real-time data capture without any delay or reliance on third parties
  • Significant cost-efficiency over legacy ground stations
  • Easy installation and support for 2.4- to 4.5-meter antennas
  • Compact size, light weight and operation within a ruggedized radome
  • Flexible deployment, e.g., on the roof or a building, atop a rig platform or in an open field.

About the Customer

This global leader in emergency readiness and response provides turnkey solutions for search and rescue (SAR) awareness. Having installed approximately half of the world’s SAR satellite ground infrastructure, the company has hundreds of customers around the world, in the aerospace, defense and government sectors.

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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