Orbit unveils its multi-purpose SATCOM terminals for unmanned surface vehicles and small vessels

September 06 ,2023 – Orbit Communications Systems, a leading global provider of maritime and airborne SATCOM terminals, tracking ground station solutions, and mission-critical airborne audio management systems, is to unveil its Multi-Purpose Terminals (MPT) for SATCOM communication for unmanned surface vehicles and small vessels at DSEI 2023, in London.

The compact systems are suitable for installation on small ships to enable reliable and fast broadband communication, even in the middle of the sea, while withstanding harsh environmental conditions. The low-size, low-weight and low-power (SWaP) user terminals don’t compromise the ship’s stability. They can deliver more than 126 Mbps forward link and up to 29 Mbps return link, while maintaining uninterrupted connectivity during all mission phases – even where there is strong transmission from ship’s sensor systems, the MPT continues to operate without interruption.

The terminals comply with industry standards, including MIL-STD-188-164C, RTCA DO-160G, MIL-STD-810G, MILD-STD-461G, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and are compatible with military satellite systems, making them an ideal choice for Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance (ISR) naval applications, As well as meeting the ‘everywhere, all-the-time’ coverage requirements of military users.

 “Orbit’s MPT-30 and MPT-46 systems are already installed and proven on a wide variety of mobile platforms around the world,” says Dany Eshchar, CEO of Orbit Communications Systems. “With the increasing use of unmanned marine vessels for various missions, and the need for compact, reliable solutions, we have expanded the systems’ capabilities to also suit a marine environment. Continuous communication, while transferring high volumes of data – including video – is crucial for the successful completion of complex missions, such as protecting maritime borders and sensitive facilities, ISTAR missions, preventing smuggling, and more.”

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