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Brazilian Air Force Selects ORBIT's Communication Management System for P-95 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

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NETANYA, Israel, Nov. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd. a subsidiary of ORBIT Technologies Ltd. (TASE:ORBI), a provider of mission-critical connectivity solutions in a variety of markets, including satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems, today announced that it has received an order from the Brazilian Air Force (BAF) to supply a communication system to be installed onboard the P-95 maritime patrol aircraft.

Maritime patrol and surveillance is one of the fastest-growing defense markets, with countries seeking a range of technologies to improve their ability to monitor traffic in territorial waters and secure offshore rigs, ports and other maritime facilities from threats.

BAF required an advanced airborne communication system capable of meeting the unique and challenges of maritime patrol missions, including secure communications and support for large crews. After conducting a thorough evaluation of several alternative solutions, BAF selected ORBIT's Airborne Digital Management Systems (ADAMS) based on its proven, high performance as well as its cost-effectiveness.

ADAMS is a secure, high-performance communication system, designed to meet the complex requirements of large crew aircraft such as commercial airliners, transport, tanker and mission applications. This modular COTS system supports up to 20 full capability users, 8 intercom only users, 16 radios and 31 receivers, 6 recording outputs, discrete lines and several internal intercom networks.

"We are honored that the Brazilian Air Force has chosen to install our Communication Management Systems to support its mission-critical maritime patrol operations. We view this as strong validation of the quality and suitability of our systems to handle the complex requirements of maritime patrol applications," said Ofer Greenberger, CEO of ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd. "This is one of several recent orders from Brazilian customers, reflecting the substantial efforts and resources we continue to invest in this strategic regional market."

ORBIT's Communication Management Systems (CMS) portfolio features flexible and robust systems used to manage the complex voice, video and data communication on board mobile platforms (airborne, seaborne and ground applications). These systems include a digital switch that seamlessly integrates the routing and distribution of inbound and outbound communication on board the mobile platform, as well as an intercom that can be used among crew members, maintenance personnel and technicians.

About ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd.

ORBIT is a global provider of highly engineered mission-critical communications systems and solutions for maritime, aerospace, and earth observation applications in commercial, defense and homeland security markets. Our portfolio includes mobile Satellite Communications systems, Tracking & Telemetry solutions and Communications Management Systems which are deployed on thousands of marine, airborne and ground platforms worldwide. ORBIT's customers include over 20 Navies, major integrators such as Airbus Military, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins, communications service providers such as SELEX Communications and Telespazio (Finmeccanica companies), Eutelsat, NewSat, Gilat, Harris Caprock Communications, MTN, Milano Teleport and earth observation organizations such as Imagesat and the European Space Agency.

ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The company has an international sales and customer support network that includes the United States, Europe, Brazil and the Far East in addition to its international technical service centers located around the world.

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CONTACT: Naomi Azrieli Marketing Communications Manager ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd. +972-9-892-2785 Naomi.azrieli@orbit-cs.com

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