USAF Awards Orbit a US$29.8 Million Requirements Contract for KC-135 Audio Systems Sustainment - Orbit USA

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.

Sample image, of a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker refuelling an F-16 Falcon, from Wikimedia

“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.

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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