MARCH 28 2012 18:13h

Orbit gains $2.6 million in orders

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., March 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. military and the Federal Aviation Administration have separately ordered instrumentation from Orbit International Corp. worth a combined $2.6 million.

The FAA ordered air traffic control system keyboards, valued at $1.7 million, while $890,000 worth of remote control units for the military's Common Transponder Program was ordered for the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy.

"Our keyboards play a key role in the state-of-the-art replacement program for the FAA in the management of commercial aviation terminal airspace," said Sam Berhumoglu, vice president of Sales and Marketing of the Orbit Instrument Division. "Having supported this program since 2000, we anticipate additional follow-on orders throughout the year along with another large order in the final quarter of 2012.

"The RCU order represents the first order under a multiyear Memorandum of Agreement from our customer, who has notified us to expect a follow-on order before 2012 yearend, and additional orders throughout 2013 to fulfill requirements for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army.

"These follow-on orders exclude the potential for Foreign Military sales," he said.

Orbit said deliveries for both orders will continue through first quarter of next year.