Orbit International Receives Orders for COTS Power Supplies Used in UAVs and Naval Systems

By Caroline Rees / 09 Oct 2012

Orbit International Corp. has announced that its Power Group, through its Behlman Electronics subsidiary (“Behlman”), received two new orders for its COTS division with a combined value of over $800,000.

The first order, valued at approximately $696,000, is for a COTS power supply used in a United States Naval anti-submarine and anti-ship surveillance and targeting system. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2013 and continue through the third quarter of 2013. Behlman has been supplying its customer with this power supply for over 10 years and anticipates additional awards for this unit through 2016.

The second order, valued at approximately $112,000, is for a power supply used in an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). UAV aircraft, commonly known as drones, is a military aircraft without a human pilot on board and is controlled from the ground through a remote control unit (“RCU”) installed on a computer. Behlman has been supplying this power unit for several years and anticipates future orders as the requirements for drone aircraft continue to expand. Deliveries are expected to commence in the first quarter of 2013 and continue through the second quarter of the year.

Ron Storm, President and CEO of Behlman commented, “Despite challenging economic conditions, Behlman’s business remains strong with significant activity for both new and repeat orders for its products used in COTS power applications. Behlman continues to work with major OEMs developing power solutions on many commercial and military programs which have and will continue to provide many years of repeat business. This strong base of business has helped fuel continued development of new standard COTS products, such as Behlman’s recent product launch of its industry leading VPXtra power modules. Development of new products has been a key driver in Behlman’s revenue and earnings growth over the past decade.”

Mitchell Binder, President and CEO of Orbit International commented, “2012 has been a year of strong bookings for our Power Group. Through September 30th, bookings are up approximately 12% over the same period of 2011, which was a record year of bookings for our Power Group.”

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