Israel-based Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. has received an order for helicopter systems from an unnamed defense firm, Orbit said. This is the first time its new multipurpose terminal for airborne satellite communication will be developed for the rotary-wing platform.
“Our decision to extend the development of our multi-purpose terminals to helicopters was prompted by market demand,” said Eitan Livneh, CEO of Orbit. “Time to market is a key factor and our ability to tailor our technology to customer needs is proving to be a very attractive and marketable commodity.”
The terminal delivers internet-based data and is built to military standard. The company said it is ultra-compact, cost-effective and ruggedized. Because of this, it features minimal size, weight and power consumption and can withstand environments with constant vibration, according to Orbit.