Orbit Communications to upgrade critical mission systems of US Air Force

The $2 million order was received as part of a framework agreement for provision of service for internal communications systems and the upgrade of units in the USAF's KC-135 fleet 

A KC-135 stratotanker refuels an F-15C Eagle.  Photo: US Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Angelique Perez (public domain) via Wikimedia Commons

Israel's Orbit Communications Systems Ltd., a global provider of maritime and airborne satcom terminals, tracking ground station solutions, and mission-critical airborne audio management systems, announced in late September the receipt of an order for the upgrade, service and maintenance for ADAS Airborne Communications Management Systems on US Air Force KC-135 aircraft worth approximately $2 million. The order was received as part of a framework agreement for the provision of service for internal communications systems and the upgrade of operating units in the USAF's KC-135 aircraft array.

"We are very proud of the fruitful collaboration with the U.S. Air Force," said Daniel Eshchar, CEO of Orbit Communications. "This order strengthens Orbit’s core business in the world of in-flight communications, especially from such an important customer as the US Air Force."