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Orbit contributes to next-gen F-16 avionics suite

24th August 2020 - 09:06 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US subsidiary of Israeli electronics company Orbit Communications Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to develop and produce audio management systems for the future avionics suite on the F-16.

Under a long-term agreement worth an estimated $46 million, Orbit will provide its Combat 3D Audio Management System (3D-AMS). This is based on a dual IP ring topology and includes: spatial 3D audio, adaptive noise reduction, voice-activated detection and inherent redundancy.

‘This agreement will enable continued delivery on current F-16s commitments for partners around the world,’ Orbit announced on 24 August.

‘Additionally, this will further create an ecosystem to transition technologies and manufacturing to support indigenous content within India for Lockheed Martin's F-21 offering, if selected for the Indian Air Force's Multi Role Fighter Aircraft Competition.’

For the F-21, Orbit plans to partner with ELCOM and Radiant CPC, who will be designated as the vital sub-contractors within India.

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