Jul 19, 2018
Orbit Communication Systems Inc., a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne audio management systems, announced today that it has been awarded a US$29.8 million requirements contract for systems sustainment by the United States Air Force (USAF). The five-year framework agreement includes upgrades and service for the several thousand ADAS units currently installed on USAF KC-135 aircraft, with staged delivery expected to begin in 2018 and end in 2023.
The upgrade, which is part of a massive USAF project to refurbish its fleet of tankers, calls for the front panels of the audio systems to be made water-resistant for improved operability and reliability under harsh flight conditions. Work will be performed by Orbit in its Deerfield Beach, Florida facility.
Sample image, of a USAF KC-135 Stratotanker refuelling an F-16 Falcon, from Wikimedia
“We have been serving the United States Air Force for decades,” mentioned Eitan Livneh, Chairman of the Board of Orbit Communication Systems Inc. “This long-term framework agreement testifies to our excellent relationship with the USAF, built on trust and responsiveness.”
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