USAF Awards Orbit a US$29.8 Million Requirements Contract for KC-135 Audio Systems Sustainment
Five-year framework agreement includes upgrades and service for several thousand Airborne Digitally-controlled Audio System (ADAS™) units currently installed on the US Air Force’s Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers
Deerfield Beach, Florida, July 18, 2018 – Orbit Communication Systems Inc., a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne audio management systems, announced today that it has been awarded a US$29.8 million requirements contract for systems sustainment by the United States Air Force (USAF). The five-year framework agreement includes upgrades and service for the several thousand ADAS units currently installed on USAF KC-135 aircraft, with staged delivery expected to begin in 2018 and end in 2023.
The upgrade, which is part of a massive USAF project to refurbish its fleet of tankers, calls for the front panels of the audio systems to be made water-resistant for improved operability and reliability under harsh flight conditions. Work will be performed by Orbit in its Deerfield Beach, Florida facility.
“We have been serving the United States Air Force for decades,” mentioned Eitan Livneh, Chairman of the Board of Orbit Communication Systems Inc. “This long-term framework agreement testifies to our excellent relationship with the USAF, built on trust and responsiveness.”
About Orbit’s ADAS
Orbit’s ADAS™ (Airborne Digital-controlled Audio System) was designed to meet the specific needs of advanced, large-crew mission aircraft. It integrates the routing and distribution of audio between crew members, maintenance personnel and technicians, with the cabin phone and recording systems. Supporting 8 radios, 8 navaids and 8 warnings, ADAS delivers secure, reliable intercommunications in high-noise environments.
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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