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January 14th, 2020

Orbit Communication Systems Debuts Multi-Purpose Airborne Terminal 

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) has developed a new, Ka-band, multi-purpose, airborne terminal.

The compact Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) 30WGX, featuring a 30 cm. (12-inch) antenna, will be able to deliver high-throughput wideband communications via the Inmarsat Global Xpress worldwide network for a broad range of airborne platforms. Built to fulfill "anytime, anywhere" connectivity requirements, the lightweight, small-footprint terminal combines high performance with Orbit's reliability to address new opportunities in military aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Following certification, volume production of the terminal is planned for Orbit's U.S.-based facilities.

The MPT-46WGX terminal. Image is courtesy of Orbit Communications.

Orbit's MPT 30WGX terminal complements its 46 cm. (18-inch) MPT 46WGX terminal, which will shortly enter full-scale production. Once certified, it will be similarly optimized for use with Inmarsat's Global Xpress system and will be interoperable with military Ka-band services, affording unique capabilities and flexibility.

Stav Gizunterman, VP of Sales and Marketing at Orbit, said the company is very pleased to continue partnering with Inmarsat to develop innovative new airborne capabilities. This new terminal, which complements the firm's MPT 46WGX, will help open up service offerings to an expanded range of aircraft.

Steve Gizinski, CTO, Inmarsat Government, added that the company is pleased to be working with Orbit to introduce innovative and forward-looking satellite solutions that support today's complex missions. Orbit's innovation and expansion of their MPT terminal line ensure that airborne users will have access to reliable wideband mobility for increased agility and worldwide portability.