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Orbit MPT30-Ku 12” Airborne SATCOM Terminal Receives Intelsat FlexAir for Government Qualification for Ku-band Solutions

Multi-purpose, ruggedized terminal supports a wide variety of mission critical military, government and Roll-On Roll-Off (RORO) applications
September 10, 2021

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a leading global provider of airborne communications solutions, today announced that the Orbit MPT-30-Ku multi-purpose terminal (MPT) has received full qualification for use with the Intelsat FlexAir for Government service offering.

 

FlexAir is a global end-to-end managed service solution that delivers powerful, secure and flexible connectivity for a variety of government airborne missions, including enroute, ISR and VIP applications. 

 

The MPT-30-Ku is a multi-role terminal that operates in the Ku-band through a 12” antenna. The terminal is fully integrated with Intelsat approved modems, electronics and software to ensure reliable operations worldwide. The terminal enables a wide range of communications capabilities for a variety of RORO and fixed installations on military aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as other mobile platforms.

 

 

The terminal, which is part of a family of the MPT terminals, is flying today on ISR and mission aircraft, helicopters and UAV’s and is field proven to withstand the harshest military conditions. It complies with all relevant industry regulations and standards including Federal Communications Commission (FCC), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and Mil-STD for a wide spectrum of fixed and rotary wing aircraft. The lightweight, small-footprint terminal enables a variety of installation options for mounting on aircraft either on the hatch, shoulder or fuselage.

 

Tuomo Rutanen, VP Sales and Business Development of Orbit, said: “We are excited to have our terminal qualified on the Intelsat FlexAir network. The MPT-30-Ku is a great example of Orbit’s field proven technology and long-term commitment to the aeronautical industry.

 

Robert McCord of Intelsat General stated, “We welcome Orbit and the MPT-30-Ku into our ecosystem of qualified antennas and look forward to collaborating with Orbit on this and other exciting projects to serve our customers. Our partnership with Orbit enables Intelsat General to respond rapidly to a variety of mission requirements for secure, affordable and flexible aeronautical services.

 

Intelsat and Orbit will be showcasing the MPT-30-Ku at Satellite 2021. Orbit will be showcasing the MPT-30-Ku in Booth 501 and Intelsat will be showcasing the terminal at booth OE26.

 

 

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+972 9 892 2777

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About Orbit

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a leading global provider of airborne communications and satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, is helping to expand and redefine how we connect. You’ll find Orbit systems on airliners and jet fighters, cruise ships and navy vessels, ground stations and offshore platforms. We deliver innovative, cost-effective, and highly reliable solutions to commercial operators, major navies and air forces, space agencies and emerging New Space companies.

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Liat Horovitz

Director of HR

Liat joined Orbit in June 2020 as HR
Director. Liat has more than 15 years
of experience in HR roles in global Hi-Tech companies, leading cross-organizational HR processes
including: hiring, talent management, training, coaching and consulting, comp & benefits. Prior to joining Orbit, Liat was HRBP at Strauss Water, ECI Telecom and F5 Networks. Liat has an MA in Public Administration from Bar Ilan University.

Micha Barda

VP Program Management

Micha Barda joined Orbit in 2019. Prior to that he served as a head of the Marine Communication Systems Unit
in the Israeli navy C4I Division. He managed R&D for marine communication systems, including managing a branch of 25 engineers, large scale project management and advanced technologies. Micha has extensive experience in program management, system engineering, integration, deployment and maintaining of complex systems and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on program management AMS, T&T and Satellite Systems. Micha is a graduate of BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the Ruppin Academic Center.

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financial, tax and accounting-related positions. Prior to joining Orbit, he served as a Senior Manager
in the High-Tech Division at Ernst & Young working with private and publicly traded companies on
the Tel Aviv and New York Stock Exchanges. Roi is a licensed CPA and holds a BA in Accounting and
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since 2012. Prior to joining Orbit, he served in a variety of engineering roles at Elbit Systems. Stav holds
a B.Sc. in Communication Systems Engineering from Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and an MBA from
Heriot-Watt University.

Bentzi Raziel

COO & Deputy CEO

Bentzi Raziel was appointed Senior VP Operations and Global Service of Orbit in 2014. Prior to that, Bentzi who have been with Orbit for over20 years, and has held senior management positions delivering a wealth of technical and operational experience in managing complex engineering environments and leading cross-functional teams worldwide, spearheading Orbit’s global service organization. He has a proven track record in designing and implementing business operations aimed toward the creation and improvement of global supply chains. Bentzi has been responsible for the leading and execution of operational excellence practices through establishing policies that promote company culture and vision. Bentzi holds a Practical Engineering degree as well as a BA in Business Management from Rupin College as well as MBA from Netanya College in Israel

Roi Wirth

Chief Financial Officer

Roi Wirth joined Orbit in January
2018 as Financial Manager and was
appointed CFO of Orbit in January
2021. Roi brings with him over 13
years of extensive experience in a
variety of managerial, financial, tax
and accounting-related positions.
Prior to joining Orbit, he served as a
Senior Manager in the High-Tech
Division at Ernst & Young working
with private and publicly traded
companies on the Tel Aviv and New
York Stock Exchanges. Roi is a
licensed CPA and holds a BA in
Accounting and Economics from
Haifa University.

Dany Eshchar

President and CEO

Dany Eshchar has extensive
experience leading defense,
high-tech and international business
development organizations. Before
joining Orbit as CEO, Dany served as
Deputy CEO for the Israel- and
US-based Aeronautics Group, where
he led Sales, Marketing and Business
Development efforts and managed
substantial international business
growth. Prior to Aeronautics, Dany
headed R&D projects for the Israel
Navy. He holdsa Bachelors in
Engineering from Israel’s Technion
Institute of Technology and Master’s
degrees from both Technion and the
Universityof Michigan.

Avi Shukrun

VP Research And Development

Avi Shukrun joined Orbit in
September 2019, bringing with him
more than 20 years of experience in
multidisciplinary technology
development and life cycle
management in the Aerospace,
Commercial Avionics and the Space
markets. Prior to joining Orbit, he held
several key management positions
at Elbit Systems, including Director
of Space Systems and Director of
Display and Electro-Optics. Avi holds
a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from
Ben-Gurion University, Israel and an
MBA from the Polytechnic Institute of
New York University.

Stav Gizunterman

VP Sales And Marketing

Stav Gizunterman was appointed
VP Sales and Marketing of Orbit in
2019, after having been promoted
to VP R&D in 2017. He has held senior
technical and business management
positions at the company since 2012.
Prior to joining Orbit, he served in a
variety of engineering roles at Elbit
Systems. Stav holds a B.Sc. in
Communication Systems Engineering
from Ben-Gurion University, Israel,
and an MBA from Heriot-Watt
University.