Orbit Receives P-3C Upgrade Contract

By Tish Drake | September 10, 2009
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Orbit International Corp., Hauppauge, N.Y., said Thursday it received a $525,000 contract from a "global defense prime contractor" for a suite of products designed to support a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) upgrade program for the P-3C Orion. The upgrades include keyboard, trackball, radar control unit/cockpit control units and spares. Deliveries are set to begin in the fourth quarter. “Although our keyboard, trackball, and radar control unit/cockpit control units play a very small part in this state-of-the-art system, the upgraded P-3C Orion aircraft will provide for continued mission system enhancements over many years of extended operational life.  Once complete, the upgraded P-3C Orion aircraft will set the standard for continued FMS upgrades. With its new Air-to-Ground Missiles, Infrared Detection Systems Multimode Radar and Over-the-Horizon Airborne Sensor Systems, this ‘old bird’ is still considered an equal to present day aircraft with similar mission capabilities,” said Dennis Sunshine, Orbit’s president and CEO.

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