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May 21st, 2009

Oui! Orbit Strikes Up the Band (Ku- and C-) for the French Navy

Or sat Orbit Orbit Technology Group. announced the award of an order, in excess of $4 million, by the French Navy via DCNS, in which Orbit will supply the French Navy with Ku-Band (brand name OrSat) and C-Band Marine Satellite Communication systems. Orbit is known for the development of advanced solutions for Stabilized Mobile Satellite Communication and Tracking Antennas.

Orbit’s systems will provide the French Navy with continuous, high speed, two-way connectivity for reliable reception and transmission of voice, data and Internet connection, in harsh environmental conditions. The French Navy has selected Orbit for its extensive and proven experience in the field of satellite communications, its unique and advanced technologies, and its systems' ability to provide continuous connectivity.

“We are very pleased with this important addition to previous Orbit contracts with other leading European navies", said Avi Cohen, Orbit’s President & CEO. He added, "Our success in winning this tender underscores our technological capabilities in the field of satellite communication. We continue to demonstrate that with Orbit's antenna systems, navies obtain the dependable and comprehensive coverage, critically important for today's threat filled environment."

Orbit’s advanced Marine Satellite Communication systems offer a number of unique features. Utilizing an exclusive modular mechanical design that is extremely compact and highly efficient, the systems provide high bandwidth always on connectivity. Constituting an out-and-out revolution in high stability marine communications, OrSat boasts no keyholes for continuous zenith-horizon communications. With built-in GPS and RF packages, OrSat requires no system balancing and is exceptionally easy to install, operate and maintain. OrSat’s unique status having Eutelsat, Intelsat and Anatel type approvals, coupled with its field proven record, sets OrSat apart as an off-the-shelf system, ready-to-operate in Global-Ku voyages.