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ORBIT Awarded $3 Million Test Telemetry Project From a Large Asian's Country Defense Organization

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NETANYA, Israel, Jan. 29, 2013 (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 won a major contract from a large Asian's country defense organization to supply an end-to-end aeronautical test telemetry solution.

The telemetry project, comprising ORBIT's off-the-shelf tracking systems, third-party equipment, software and services is estimated at more than US$ 3 million. A follow-up order for a similar project is expected in the near future.

ORBIT has become a key player in the Asian's growing aeronautical test telemetry market in recent years. To service its growing base of customers in this strategic market, ORBIT has established a local customer support center in one of the evolving market of Asia. Using these resources, ORBIT will provide the defense organization with local training and support to solve problems in the field with minimum downtime.

ORBIT will supply the defense organization with a turnkey end-to-end aeronautical telemetry solution and will assume full project ownership from installation to operation. ORBIT's highly accurate, off-the-shelf tracking systems for L&S bands for antennas ranging from 1.2 to 3 meters in diameter. By offering a combined L&S feed with auto-tracking capabilities, ORBIT's solution eliminates the need for dual antennas, reducing customer's cost by almost half. In addition, the use of off-the-shelf products enabled ORBIT to realistically commit to very fast delivery times. Consistent with customer's functional requirements, ORBIT's products are proven to operate in high temperatures and humidity, and their portability facilitates use in different applications.

"This deal with the defense organization reflects our intensive efforts over the past few years to position ORBIT as a key player in the Asian's aeronautical test telemetry market. We understand the market's unique requirements and have developed a customer-centric approach with local-based service," said Ofer Greenberger, CEO of ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd. "ORBIT supports the full project lifecycle – from delivery and installation through full system operations and maintenance. We believe that this approach, as implemented for the large Asian country defense organization, helps to cultivate long-term relationships that drive value for customers while producing substantial ongoing revenues for ORBIT."

ORBIT's tracking antenna systems are part of ORBIT's field-proven suite of Tracking & Telemetry systems, which enable continuous communication with aircraft, missiles and UAVs. ORBIT's flight telemetry systems can be operated from fixed positions as well as mobile platforms such as vessels.

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 subsidiary of ORBIT Technologies Ltd. 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: Naomi Azrieli Marketing Communications Manager ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd. Tel: +972-9-892-2785 naomi.azrieli@orbit-cs.com

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