Orbit to supply airborne voice altitude warning systems by U.S. Army

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., 2 March 2011. Orbit Communication Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Orbit Technologies Ltd., a satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems provider, won from the U.S. Army a contract for the production and delivery of Voice Altitude Warning Systems (VAWS) for its combat deployed UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. This IDIQ contract has the potential of reaching a value of more than $5 million over the next five years.

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., 2 March 2011. Orbit Communication Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Orbit Technologies Ltd., a satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems provider, won from the U.S. Army a contract for the production and delivery of Voice Altitude Warning Systems (VAWS) for its combat deployed UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. This IDIQ contract has the potential of reaching a value of more than $5 million over the next five years.

Orbit will deliver the first batch of the VAWS during 2011.

Orbit's VAWS are combined with the audio management system of the Black Hawk, increasing the operational flight safety of the helicopters assigned to combat duty in critical areas, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. The system is part of Orbit's Communication Management Systems product line, encompassing various building blocks that provide commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions for airborne (fixed wing and rotary) and seaborne applications.

"We are proud that Orbit has once again been selected by the US DoD and view this as proof of its confidence in our products," says Israel Adan, CEO of Orbit CS Inc. "Our main objective is to provide rapid response to the troops in need of innovative, reliable communication systems that improve flight safety and in effect, contribute to saving lives," added Adan.

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