Orbit’s Electronics Group awarded US Navy order for Touch Control Communications Station

28 March 2016 (Last Updated March 28th, 2016 18:30)

Orbit International's Electronics Group has been awarded a new production order by the US Navy to supply its Touch Control Communications Station.

Orbit International's Electronics Group has been awarded a new production order by the US Navy to supply its Touch Control Communications Station.

Under the contract, totalling more than $750,000, delivery is expected to start this year and continue until 2017.

According to the Orbit International president and CEO Mitchell Binder, the latest contract for the production order represents an initial production order of the US Navy to procure the company's newly designed Touch Control Communications Station.

“We continue to have several new opportunities in our bid pipeline for our Electronics and Power Groups.”

The contract is said to be a follow-up to an engineering contract initially received by the company to design the technology last year.

The latest order brings the total for the production order to $8m for the company this year.

Binder added: "Our Electronics Group has gotten off to a very strong start to 2016 and this latest order further strengthens our projected delivery schedules for the second half of 2016 and first quarter of 2017.

"Our recently reported strong fourth quarter results exemplified our operating leverage as we have significantly cut our costs over the past two years and continue to strive to improve our revenues.

"We continue to have several new opportunities in our bid pipeline for our Electronics and Power Groups; both for follow-on contracts on existing programmes and for new orders, particularly utilising our new VPX technology."

Last year, Orbit's Electronics Group received a follow-on contract from the US Navy to deliver additional human machine interface (HMI) applications.