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ORBIT Granted $3M for Telemetry Project with Asian Country Defense Organization
ORBIT Technologies Ltd. has been awarded a large grant for its subsidiary ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd., to be used for a telemetry project utilizing ORBIT’s off-the-shelf tracking systems, third-party equipment, software and services for defensive purposes.
The $3-million contract has been offered by a large Asian defense organization that hopes to leverage ORBIT’s technology to supply an end-to-end aeronautical test telemetry solution.
“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,” said Ofer Greenberger, CEO at ORBIT. “We understand the market’s unique requirements and have developed a customer-centric approach with local-based service.”
ORBIT has recently developed a strong foothold in the Asian aeronautical test telemetry market, and there is reportedly already a follow-up order for a similar project in the works, to be finalized in the near future.
The company’s involvement in the region is extensive, and lasts until the full completion of each project ORBIT takes on.
“ORBIT supports the full project lifecycle – from delivery and installation through full system operations and maintenance,” said Greenberger.
This approach, in part, has led to ORBIT’s success in the market.
Greenberger agreed; “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.”
As a part of ORBIT’s long-term plans for the region, the company has established a local customer support center in Asia, and will reportedly provide the defense organization with local training and in-field support.
The tracking antenna system the defense organization will work with is a part of ORBIT’s Tracking & Telemetry systems suite, which has been field-proven for continuous communication with aircraft, missiles and UAVs.
ORBIT will offer the system for combined L&S bands for antennas ranging from 1.2 to 3 meters in diameter, which will cut the cost in half by eliminating the need for another antenna.
For more information on ORBIT and its comprehensive Tracking & Telemetry systems suite, click here.
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Edited by Braden Becker