Satnews Daily
December 19th, 2019

Orbit Communication's Multi-Role Aviation Terminal Ordered by Inmarsat Government

Orbit Communication Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) has announced an initial order from Inmarsat Government for Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) 46WGX.

Sample UAS preparing for takeoff courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Orbit’s MPT 46WGX is a 46 cm. (18-inch) modular, multi-role aviation terminal designed to be fully interoperable with military Ka-band systems and optimized for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress constellation.

The Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) 46WGX terminal.

Image is courtesy of Orbit Communications.

The order comes on the heels of a co-development agreement signed between Inmarsat and Orbit Communication Systems, announced on March 20, 2019. Delivery of the satellite antenna systems is expected in early 2020 from Orbit’s US-based production facilities.

Stav Gizunterman, VP of Sales and Marketing at Orbit, said this volume production order, by one of the largest global government satellite service providers, is a strong endorsement of the company's MPT concept and its capabilities. Partnering with Inmarsat has greatly accelerated and enhanced Orbit's development efforts and products.”

Steve Gizinski, CTO, Inmarsat Government, added that the company's close work with Orbit Communication Systems has helped ensure rapid development of the innovative new MPT 46WGX terminal. Inmarsat Government looks forward to starting operations with this terminal to expand interoperable connectivity solutions for highly mobile government airborne users.