Honeywell taps Orbit for Army vehicle software

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 19 May 2005. Orbit International Corp. today announced that it has received orders in excess of $630,000 to develop software applications and enhancements to its Control Display Unit (CDU) which will support the U.S. Army Simple Survey Program requirements.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 19 May 2005. Orbit International Corp. today announced that it has received orders in excess of $630,000 to develop software applications and enhancements to its Control Display Unit (CDU) which will support the U.S. Army Simple Survey Program requirements.

The initial production award from the Honeywell International Defense and Space Electronics Systems (DSES) will enhance the Army's Ground System Vehicles with additional software data and tracking battlefield information.

Delivery of production units is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2005 and continue through the end of the year. During the last four years, Orbit has received in excess of $1 million from Honeywell for its CDU and related software development contracts to support U.S. Army, U.S. Marine, as well as foreign military program requirements.

"Our company has worked continuously with Honeywell to update the software capabilities of our production CDUs," said Dennis Sunshine, president and CEO of Orbit.

"In September 2004, we received an initial prototype and software development contract from Honeywell to support this latest U.S. Army Simple Survey program requirement and therefore we are very pleased with the size of this initial order. Since this latest CDU can support both U.S. Army, as well as foreign military program requirements, this display has the potential for significant follow-on orders."

"Our company continues to receive orders to develop software applications for implementation into display hardware to support customer requirements for ongoing as well as retrofit program opportunities. By having a number of fully qualified display configurations and special expertise in this arena, we are called upon by prime contractors to upgrade software to meet their latest requirements, as well as develop specific software that can be embedded into our display units to support GPS and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) program requirements."

"The company continues to pursue several new business and follow-on opportunities. We remain very confident that strong operating results will continue in 2005."

Orbit International Corp. is involved in the manufacture of customized electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications with production facilities in Hauppauge, N.Y. and Quakertown, Pa. Its Behlman Electronics, Inc. subsidiary manufactures and sells high quality commercial power units, AC power sources, frequency converters, uninterruptible power supplies and associated analytical equipment. The Behlman military division designs, manufactures and sells power units and electronic products for measurement and display. For more information, see www.orbitintl.com.

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