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Israel’s Orbit Communications Systems is to unveil its range of line-of-sight multi-purpose terminals for satellite communications (satcoms) for armoured vehicles at the upcoming Satellite 2024 exhibition, to be held in Washington, DC, from 19 to 21 March.

Orbit’s line of multi-purpose terminals, including the MPT-30 and MPT-46, “redefine mobile communication with unparalleled reliability and speed”, according to the company. Designed with versatility in mind, these compact yet powerful terminals can be installed on a variety of mobile platforms, from armoured vehicles to all-terrain vehicles, ensuring seamless broadband connectivity in even the most challenging terrains.

Their low size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP) design offers high performance: over 126 Mbit/s for downloads and up to 29 Mbit/s for uploads. This ensures that high-volume data, including live video streams, can be transmitted without interruption, which Orbit sees as a critical factor for mission success.

The terminals also support a wide range of satellite orbits – low Earth orbit (LEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), and highly elliptical orbit (HEO) – and are compatible with both Ku- or Ka-band frequencies.

“By catering to the diverse needs of modern military operations, they enable forces to maintain critical communication lines, enhancing situational awareness and operational effectiveness across a spectrum of environments,” Orbit states.

The terminals comply with MIL-STD and civil standards as well as with international, national and satcom regulations and are compatible with military satellite systems, with Orbit saying they are an ideal choice for intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance (ISR) applications, which require highly accurate tracking capabilities, as well as meeting the ‘everywhere, all-the-time’ coverage requirements of military users.

“We are proud to further extend our MPT family and offer its high-performance proven capabilities to military vehicles of all sizes,” Dany Eshchar, CEO of Orbit Communications Systems, was quoted as saying in a company press release. “Orbit’s MPT systems have been deployed on various mobile platforms around the world and now can provide ‘anywhere, anytime’ communications to the forces in the field and ensure successful completion of complex missions such as border protection, ISTAR missions, and more,” Eshchar added.

Orbit’s range of multi-purpose satcom terminals for armoured vehicles have a low SWaP design and offer data rates of over 126 Mbit/s for downloads and up to 29 Mbit/s for uploads. (Image: Orbit)