Orbit to Provide Telemetry Systems to Asian Defense Organization
Orbit Communications announced that an undisclosed Asian defense organization ordered aeronautical telemetry systems for approximately $7 million. The turnkey solution — including several shipborne 1.8-meter S-band antennas, full ground stations and a mission control center — will be used for test range applications. Orbit expects delivery of the high-precision systems to continue until 2020.
According to Eitan Livneh, Orbit’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the antennas are included in the order are collapsible and transportable.
The company’s aeronautical telemetry systems are used both in defense and civilian applications, space exploration and rocketry, to enable real-time monitoring of environmental conditions in flying objects. According to Orbit, the key advantages of its system include fast target acquisition, a large installed base including major national defense organizations, and weather-resistant terminals built to withstand extreme temperature ranges.