Orbit signs US Navy contract for COTS power supplies


The US Navy has placed a follow-on order with Orbit International's Power Group for the delivery of COTS power supplies.

Power Group, through its Behlman Electronics' subsidiary, will supply COTS units for integration in the navy's anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting system, as well as a wide-area surveillance radar system.

Behlman will start deliveries of the systems later this year.

"The Behlman 00389 COTS power supply has eight DC outputs."

Orbit International president and CEO Mitchell Binder said: "These orders come on the heels of two strong booking months in October and November 2014 from our Electronics Group, and as well as over $6m in combined bookings in our third quarter from both our Electronics and Power Groups.

"We are still anticipating other follow-on awards on existing programmes, which we hope to receive early in 2015, which will also positively impact 2015 shipments."

To date, Behlman has supplied the model 00389 COTS switch mode power supply to the navy, which is aimed at meeting input power requirements of MIL-STD-704A and RTCA-DO160, in addition to MIL-Standards 901, 810C, 167 and 461 C / D.

The Behlman 00389 COTS power supply has eight DC outputs for altering power and can operate from a three phase 115 / 200 VAC +/-20% at 360Hz to 440Hz.

Behlman is expecting additional orders for power supply units until at least next year.