Tel Aviv: Israeli company Orbit Communication Systems was awarded a multi-million contract by a leading integrator in South East Asia – for the supply of OceanTRx 7MIL satellite communication systems for new naval military platforms.
Prior to the signing of the contract, Orbit entered into a teaming agreement with the customer, mainly in the field of maritime satcoms, with plans to explore opportunities for cooperation in other regions and fields, such as ground/airborne satcoms. The agreement will also facilitate the improvement of local maintenance, service and support capabilities for new and existing customers.
“This teaming agreement is a show of confidence by our customer, continuing, strengthening, and expanding the joint activity of our two companies in the Asian market, and later to other regions/territories,” says Daniel Eshchar, CEO of Orbit Communication Systems. “We are proud that yet another global integrator has decided to purchase Orbit’s unique maritime satcom systems for installation in a world-leading fleet. The OceanTRx 7MIL is the first system operating to MIL Standards that enables simultaneous, continuous communication on several frequencies, even in harsh environmental conditions.”
According to the Israeli company, Ocean TRx 7MIL is a new platform based on the Ocean TRx7 platform, but with advanced military features. This satellite communication system is intended for use on marine platforms, supporting a variety of antenna system configurations. With a diameter of 2.2 meters, the OceanTRx 7MIL operates on X, Ku, Ka and C frequencies, and enables simultaneous operation of a variety of frequencies for global activities. The OceanTRx 7MIL can be connected to a unique Orbit switching matrix (OSM) which will allow multiple internal connections and switching of up to 8 antennas and 8 modems according to customers’ requirements. Designed for quick and convenient installation, maintenance and upgrade, the system provides defense customers with a combination of exceptional RF performance and availability.