ORBIT to Supply Aeronautical Telemetry Tracking Systems to Major European Aerospace Center

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NETANYA, Israel, Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ORBIT Communications 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 won a contract from a major European aerospace center for the supply of two portable telemetry tracking systems. The total value of the deals exceeds one million dollars.

ORBIT's transportable tracking systems, equipped with 4.5-meter and 1.5-meter S-band antennas, respectively, will be used by the aerospace center for highly dynamic aeronautical tracking and telemetry missions. These antenna systems are specially designed to enable fast deployment and can be easily assembled and operated in the field. The 1.5-meter system, in particular, can be carried and assembled in the field by two persons without requiring a mechanical lift. Both systems fit into standard containers to facilitate shipping by road and sea, and allow for easy mobility between different locations.

The tracking systems are operated and monitored using ORBIT's AL-4000 controller, featuring a dual-CPU architecture to enable real-time response for mission-critical data acquisition, as well as an advanced touch-screen GUI. An auto-tracking feed with full redundancy ensures 100% integrity of tracking data over time. In addition, it is possible to use both systems in parallel (from different locations) to create two sets of tracking data, allowing for an additional level of redundancy. ORBIT's systems are proven to operate in extreme environmental conditions, such as heavy winds and cold temperatures as low as ‑40ºC (-40ºF).

"This strategic project with a leading player in the European aerospace industry is further evidence of our expanding footprint in the European market," said Ofer Greenberger, CEO of ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd. "We are confident that the success of this and other recent projects in this region will lead to additional deployments and new opportunities in the areas of earth observation and telemetry tracking applications."

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, 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 boasts an international sales and customer support network that includes the United States, Europe, and the Far East in addition to its international technical service centers located around the world.

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

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