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MPT 30 Ku

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 30 with a 30cm/12” aperture diameter supports Ku band frequency.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), helicopters and more.

  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461G
  • Smart Axes – Max availability at high elevation angles
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • Suitable for Roll-On / Roll-Off (RORO) applications

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MPT 30 Ku

MPT 30WGX

Orbit’s innovative MPT WGX family of modular, highly reliable multi-role aviation terminals are fully interoperable between the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation.

 

MPT WGX operates across commercial and military Ka-bands through a 30 cm (12”) antenna, fully integrated with modems, electronics and software. The lightweight, small-footprint terminals couple high performance and Orbit’s industry-leading reliability, enabling a wide range of communication opportunities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), military mission aircraft and rotary-wing platforms .

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” connectivity needs of the military and governmental markets, MPT WGX provides outstanding RF and tracking performance under the harshest environmental conditions.

  • WGS (MIL-STD-188-164C) compliance
  • Inmarsat GX Category 1 & 4 certification (in process)
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • User-friendly web user interface
  • OpenAMIP/OpenBMIP protocol and SNMP support
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Optimized Size Weight and Power (SWaP)
  • Stabilization using various types of aircraft INS
  • Integrated RF electronics behind the aperture
  • RTCA/DO-160G certification
  • Three (3) LRUs architecture

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MPT 30WGX

MPT 46WGX

Orbit’s innovative MPT 46WGX is a modular, highly reliable multi-role aviation terminal, fully interoperable between the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system, military Ka frequency range and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation.

 

The MPT 46WGX operates across commercial and military Ka-bands through a 46 cm (18”) antenna, fully integrated with modems, electronics and software. The lightweight, compact form-factor terminal couples high performance and Orbit’s industry-leading reliability, maintainability and total cost of ownership, enabling a wide range of communication opportunities for a variety of airframe types.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” connectivity needs of the military and governmental markets, the MPT 46WGX provides outstanding RF, tracking performance under the harshest environmental conditions and compatibility with GEO, MEO, HEO and LEO satellites.

  • WGS Ready
  • Inmarsat GX Category 1 & 4 certification
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • User-friendly web user interface (WEB-UI)
  • OpenAMIP and OpenBMIP protocol support
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Integrated RF electronics behind the aperture
  • RTCA/DO-160G Certification
  • Three (3) LRUs architecture

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MPT 46WGX

MPT 60

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 60 with a 60cm/24” supports Ku band frequency range.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and more.

  • Integrated single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) with interface to the aircraft and variety of modems
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to RTCA/DO-160G
  • Integrated high power BUC behind aperture

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MPT 60

MPT 87

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 87 with a 87cm/34” supports Ku band frequency range.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

  • Integrated single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) with interface to the aircraft and variety of modems
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461G and MIL-STD-704A
  • Integrated high power BUC behind aperture
  • DO-178C AND DO-254 DAL D

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MPT 87

MPT 25LP

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms. Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 25LP with it’s Low Profile antenna system supports both Ku band and Ka band frequency ranges.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and more.

  • Low Profile system for minimal fuel drag and low cost operations
  • Ku/Ka Antenna System with remotely switchable band
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to RTCA/DO-160G

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MPT 25LP

MPT 30 Ku

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 30 with a 30cm/12” aperture diameter supports Ku band frequency.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), helicopters and more.

  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461G
  • Smart Axes – Max availability at high elevation angles
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • Suitable for Roll-On / Roll-Off (RORO) applications

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MPT 30WGX

Orbit’s innovative MPT WGX family of modular, highly reliable multi-role aviation terminals are fully interoperable between the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation.

 

MPT WGX operates across commercial and military Ka-bands through a 30 cm (12”) antenna, fully integrated with modems, electronics and software. The lightweight, small-footprint terminals couple high performance and Orbit’s industry-leading reliability, enabling a wide range of communication opportunities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), military mission aircraft and rotary-wing platforms .

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” connectivity needs of the military and governmental markets, MPT WGX provides outstanding RF and tracking performance under the harshest environmental conditions.

  • WGS (MIL-STD-188-164C) compliance
  • Inmarsat GX Category 1 & 4 certification (in process)
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • User-friendly web user interface
  • OpenAMIP/OpenBMIP protocol and SNMP support
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Optimized Size Weight and Power (SWaP)
  • Stabilization using various types of aircraft INS
  • Integrated RF electronics behind the aperture
  • RTCA/DO-160G certification
  • Three (3) LRUs architecture

Resources

Brochure MPT 30WGX

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MPT 46WGX

Orbit’s innovative MPT 46WGX is a modular, highly reliable multi-role aviation terminal, fully interoperable between the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system, military Ka frequency range and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation.

 

The MPT 46WGX operates across commercial and military Ka-bands through a 46 cm (18”) antenna, fully integrated with modems, electronics and software. The lightweight, compact form-factor terminal couples high performance and Orbit’s industry-leading reliability, maintainability and total cost of ownership, enabling a wide range of communication opportunities for a variety of airframe types.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” connectivity needs of the military and governmental markets, the MPT 46WGX provides outstanding RF, tracking performance under the harshest environmental conditions and compatibility with GEO, MEO, HEO and LEO satellites.

  • WGS Ready
  • Inmarsat GX Category 1 & 4 certification
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • User-friendly web user interface (WEB-UI)
  • OpenAMIP and OpenBMIP protocol support
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Integrated RF electronics behind the aperture
  • RTCA/DO-160G Certification
  • Three (3) LRUs architecture

Resources

Brochure MPT 46WGX

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MPT 60

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 60 with a 60cm/24” supports Ku band frequency range.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and more.

  • Integrated single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) with interface to the aircraft and variety of modems
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to RTCA/DO-160G
  • Integrated high power BUC behind aperture

Resources

Brochure MPT 60

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MPT 87

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 87 with a 87cm/34” supports Ku band frequency range.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

  • Integrated single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) with interface to the aircraft and variety of modems
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461G and MIL-STD-704A
  • Integrated high power BUC behind aperture
  • DO-178C AND DO-254 DAL D

Resources

Brochure MPT 87

Press releases

MPT 25LP

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms. Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 25LP with it’s Low Profile antenna system supports both Ku band and Ka band frequency ranges.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and more.

  • Low Profile system for minimal fuel drag and low cost operations
  • Ku/Ka Antenna System with remotely switchable band
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to RTCA/DO-160G

Resources

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Press releases

Airborne Satcom

MPT 30 Ku

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 30 with a 30cm/12” aperture diameter supports Ku band frequency.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), helicopters and more.

  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to MIL-STD-810G and MIL-STD-461G
  • Smart Axes – Max availability at high elevation angles
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • Suitable for Roll-On / Roll-Off (RORO) applications

Resources

Brochure MPT 30 Ku

Press releases

MPT 30WGX

Orbit’s innovative MPT WGX family of modular, highly reliable multi-role aviation terminals are fully interoperable between the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation.

 

MPT WGX operates across commercial and military Ka-bands through a 30 cm (12”) antenna, fully integrated with modems, electronics and software. The lightweight, small-footprint terminals couple high performance and Orbit’s industry-leading reliability, enabling a wide range of communication opportunities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), military mission aircraft and rotary-wing platforms .

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” connectivity needs of the military and governmental markets, MPT WGX provides outstanding RF and tracking performance under the harshest environmental conditions.

  • WGS (MIL-STD-188-164C) compliance
  • Inmarsat GX Category 1 & 4 certification (in process)
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • User-friendly web user interface
  • OpenAMIP/OpenBMIP protocol and SNMP support
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Optimized Size Weight and Power (SWaP)
  • Stabilization using various types of aircraft INS
  • Integrated RF electronics behind the aperture
  • RTCA/DO-160G certification
  • Three (3) LRUs architecture

Resources

Brochure MPT 30WGX

Press releases

MPT 46WGX

Orbit’s innovative MPT 46WGX is a modular, highly reliable multi-role aviation terminal, fully interoperable between the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system, military Ka frequency range and Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation.

 

The MPT 46WGX operates across commercial and military Ka-bands through a 46 cm (18”) antenna, fully integrated with modems, electronics and software. The lightweight, compact form-factor terminal couples high performance and Orbit’s industry-leading reliability, maintainability and total cost of ownership, enabling a wide range of communication opportunities for a variety of airframe types.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” connectivity needs of the military and governmental markets, the MPT 46WGX provides outstanding RF, tracking performance under the harshest environmental conditions and compatibility with GEO, MEO, HEO and LEO satellites.

  • WGS Ready
  • Inmarsat GX Category 1 & 4 certification
  • Compatibility with variety of modems
  • User-friendly web user interface (WEB-UI)
  • OpenAMIP and OpenBMIP protocol support
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight antenna design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Integrated RF electronics behind the aperture
  • RTCA/DO-160G Certification
  • Three (3) LRUs architecture

Resources

Brochure MPT 46WGX

Press releases

MPT 60

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.

 

Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 60 with a 60cm/24” supports Ku band frequency range.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and more.

  • Integrated single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) with interface to the aircraft and variety of modems
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to RTCA/DO-160G
  • Integrated high power BUC behind aperture

Resources

Brochure MPT 60

Press releases

MPT 87

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms.Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 87 with a 87cm/34” supports Ku band frequency range.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

  • Integrated single Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) with interface to the aircraft and variety of modems
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461G and MIL-STD-704A
  • Integrated high power BUC behind aperture
  • DO-178C AND DO-254 DAL D

Resources

Brochure MPT 87

Press releases

MPT 25LP

Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal is an innovative family of stabilized VSAT systems, delivering high-quality broadband communications via satellite across a range of airborne platforms. Built to fulfill the “anytime, anywhere” coverage requirements of the military and government airborne satcom markets, MPT 25LP with it’s Low Profile antenna system supports both Ku band and Ka band frequency ranges.

 

By providing outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under the harshest environmental conditions, it meets the critical, high-speed communications needs of ISR platforms, mission aircraft, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and more.

  • Low Profile system for minimal fuel drag and low cost operations
  • Ku/Ka Antenna System with remotely switchable band
  • Low power consumption
  • Lightweight system design
  • Stabilization using various types of INS/IRU
  • Qualified to RTCA/DO-160G

Resources

Brochure MPT 25LP

Press releases

Why Choose Orbit

Qualified to RTCA/DO-160G

Qualified with RTCA-DO-160 and/or MIL-STD-810 regulations

Optimized Size, Weight and Power (SWaP)

Inmarsat Global Xpress Commercial and Military Ka-band Type Approval

Why Choose Orbit

Qualified to RTCA/DO-160G

Qualified with RTCA-DO-160 and/or MIL-STD-810 regulations

Optimized Size, Weight and Power (SWaP)

Inmarsat Global Xpress Commercial and Military Ka-band Type Approval

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Dalit Dadon

Chief Operations Officer

Dalit Dadon joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in July of 2010. Dalit is responsible for the Orbit’s HR activity in the US and acts as the company’s Empowered Official (EO) for ITAR control and compliance. Dalit’s career spans over 20 years of comprehensive experience in various aspects of Finance, Administration, Export and HR management in diversified industries. Prior to joining Orbit, Dalit served as Finance and Operations Manager for Hazera Seeds Inc., a US subsidiary of Hazera Genetics Ltd (part of the Limagrain Group), a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of fruit and vegetable seeds. Previously, she served as Export and Office Manager for Hy Laboratories Ltd. (Hylabs), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of tools for the identification of microorganisms and molecular biology products. She holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and an HR Management certificate from continued educational studies, including coursework at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Graduate School of Business.

Steven Refsnider

Customer Service Manager

Steven Refsnider joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in October 2010. Steve brings comprehensive technical knowledge of satellite communications systems as well as over 10 years’ experience in management of communications maintenance work centers. Prior to joining Orbit, he served as the manager of Verizon’s international maintenance center in Pompano Beach, Florida, where he led a team of technicians responsible for installing, commissioning and maintaining international digital circuits between the United States and Latin America. In addition to his professional experience, Steve served for more than 20 years in the United States Air Force, including eight years as a Master Instructor in the field of satellite communications maintenance where he was recognized for professional achievement and expert knowledge. Steve holds associate degrees in Electronics Systems Technology and Instructional Technology from the USAF Community College.

Steven Refsnider

Customer Service Manager

Steven Refsnider joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in October 2010. Steve brings comprehensive technical knowledge of satellite communications systems as well as over 10 years’ experience in management of communications maintenance work centers. Prior to joining Orbit, he served as the manager of Verizon’s international maintenance center in Pompano Beach, Florida, where he led a team of technicians responsible for installing, commissioning and maintaining international digital circuits between the United States and Latin America. In addition to his professional experience, Steve served for more than 20 years in the United States Air Force, including eight years as a Master Instructor in the field of satellite communications maintenance where he was recognized for professional achievement and expert knowledge. Steve holds associate degrees in Electronics Systems Technology and Instructional Technology from the USAF Community College.

Tuomo Rutanen

VP, Sales & Business Development, North America

Tuomo Rutanen joined Orbit in 2020 as Vice President Sales and Business Development for Orbit North America overseeing the eco-system and business development as well as sales for all Orbit product lines. Tuomo has been involved in the satellite and wireless communications industry throughout his 30+ year career in increasingly senior sales and business development roles in both commercial and government sectors. Tuomo has worked for satellite operators such as Hughes, Inmarsat and Iridium where his focus was around mobility and specifically the aeronautical domain and spent the earlier part of his career in building new wireless businesses for Ekahau, Sprint and Sonera focusing on GSM and Wi-Fi enterprise and OTT services. Tuomo holds a B.A. degree from Capital University in Columbus Ohio.

Dany Eshchar

Chairman of the Board

Dany Eshchar has extensive experience leading defense, high-tech and international business
development organizations. Before joining Orbit as CEO, Dany served as Deputy CEO for the Israel- and
US-based Aeronautics Group, where he led Sales, Marketing and Business Development efforts and
managed substantial international business growth. Prior to Aeronautics, Dany headed R&D projects
for the Israel Navy. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology
and Master’s degrees from both Technion and the University of Michigan.

Michael McDonnell

Director, Sales & Business Development, Ground and Airborne Satcom, Earth
Observation and Tracking & Telemetry Systems

Michael McDonnell joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in 2018 as the North American Director of Sales & Business Development for Orbit’s Ground and Airborne Satcom, Earth Observation and Tracking & Telemetry Systems. Michael brings more than 30 years of experience in business and market development, government relations, field marketing and technical sales of advanced tactical and satellite communications solutions – with expertise in antenna, navigation and radar-derived identification systems – to military and commercial markets. Prior to joining Orbit, Michael worked for Boeing Aerospace, Singer Kearfott, BAE Systems, Telephonics and Cobham Antenna Systems. He holds a B.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Oregon State University and attended Boise State University for undergraduate and University of Washington for graduate studies.

David Lee

Director, Sales & Business Development, Airborne Audio Management and
Satcom Systems

David Lee joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in 2015 as the North American Director of Sales & Business Development for Orbit’s airborne audio management and satcom systems. David brings more than 30 years of experience in business development, systems engineering, avionics integration, program management and technical sales in Electronic Warfare, airborne satcom and tactical data links in both military and commercial markets. His expertise translates into customized connectivity solutions that enhance aircrew coordination and mission effectiveness. Prior to joining Orbit, David worked for TECOM Industries, ITT Exelis, BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins. Previously, he served in the US Navy as a rotary wing aviator and acquisitions professional and continues to maintain both his commercial fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft ratings. He holds a B.Sc. from Michigan State University and is a member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC).

Dalit Dadon

Chief Operations Officer

Dalit Dadon joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in July of 2010. Dalit is responsible for the Orbit’s HR activity in the US and acts as the company’s Empowered Official (EO) for ITAR control and compliance. Dalit’s career spans over 20 years of comprehensive experience in various aspects of Finance, Administration, Export and HR management in diversified industries. Prior to joining Orbit, Dalit served as Finance and Operations Manager for Hazera Seeds Inc., a US subsidiary of Hazera Genetics Ltd (part of the Limagrain Group), a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of fruit and vegetable seeds. Previously, she served as Export and Office Manager for Hy Laboratories Ltd. (Hylabs), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of tools for the identification of microorganisms and molecular biology products. She holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and an HR Management certificate from continued educational studies, including coursework at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Graduate School of Business.

Tuomo Rutanen

VP, Sales & Business Development,
North America

Tuomo Rutanen joined Orbit in 2020 as Vice President Sales and Business Development for Orbit North America overseeing the eco-system and business development as well as sales for all Orbit product lines. Tuomo has been involved in the satellite and wireless communications industry throughout his 30+ year career in increasingly senior sales and business development roles in both commercial and government sectors. Tuomo has worked for satellite operators such as Hughes, Inmarsat and Iridium where his focus was around mobility and specifically the aeronautical domain and spent the earlier part of his career in building new wireless businesses for Ekahau, Sprint and Sonera focusing on GSM and Wi-Fi enterprise and OTT services. Tuomo holds a B.A. degree from Capital University in Columbus Ohio.

Dany Eshchar

Chairman of the Board

Dany Eshchar has extensive
experience leading defense,
high-tech and international business
development organizations. Before
joining Orbit as CEO, Dany served as
Deputy CEO for the Israel- and
US-based Aeronautics Group, where
he led Sales, Marketing and Business
Development efforts and managed
substantial international business
growth. Prior to Aeronautics, Dany
headed R&D projects for the Israel
Navy. He holdsa Bachelors in
Engineering from Israel’s Technion
Institute of Technology and Master’s
degrees from both Technion and the
Universityof Michigan.

Michael McDonnell

Director, Sales & Business
Development, Ground and Airborne
Satcom, Earth Observation and
Tracking & Telemetry Systems

Michael McDonnell joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in 2018 as the North American Director of Sales & Business Development for Orbit’s Ground and Airborne Satcom, Earth Observation and Tracking & Telemetry Systems. Michael brings more than 30 years of experience in business and market development, government relations, field marketing and technical sales of advanced tactical and satellite communications solutions – with expertise in antenna, navigation and radar-derived identification systems – to military and commercial markets. Prior to joining Orbit, Michael worked for Boeing Aerospace, Singer Kearfott, BAE Systems, Telephonics and Cobham Antenna Systems. He holds a B.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Oregon State University and attended Boise State University for undergraduate and University of Washington for graduate studies.

David Lee

Director, Sales & Business
Development, , Airborne Audio
Management and Satcom Systems

David Lee joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in 2015 as the North American Director of Sales & Business Development for Orbit’s airborne audio management and satcom systems. David brings more than 30 years of experience in business development, systems engineering, avionics integration, program management and technical sales in Electronic Warfare, airborne satcom and tactical data links in both military and commercial markets. His expertise translates into customized connectivity solutions that enhance aircrew coordination and mission effectiveness. Prior to joining Orbit, David worked for TECOM Industries, ITT Exelis, BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins. Previously, he served in the US Navy as a rotary wing aviator and acquisitions professional and continues to maintain both his commercial fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft ratings. He holds a B.Sc. from Michigan State University and is a member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC).