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Orbit upgrades two multi-purpose terminals and carries out land testing

11th April 2024 - 14:42 GMT | by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez in Washington, DC


Orbit displayed its upgraded MPT-30 WGX antenna at the Satellite 2024 expo in Washington, DC. (Photo: Wilder Alejandro Sanchez)

The communications company has upgraded two of its Beyond Line-of-Sight Multi-Purpose Terminals (MBTs) by introducing advancements in satellite communication technology and AI-driven maintenance capabilities.

Orbit Communications Systems has expanded the capabilities of the Beyond Line-of-Sight Multi-Purpose Terminals (MPTs) MPT-30 WGX and MPT-46 WGX, which were developed for satellite communications.

At the Satellite 2024 expo in Washington, DC in March, Asaf Punis, VP – global marketing and business development at Orbit, told Shephard that the company was aiming to further test its upgraded MPTs aboard light tanks, troop carriers and other platforms in the near future.

Punis explained that the modernised MPTs were “ideal” for airborne, sea and some land platforms. The terminals can be installed aboard submarines, small ships (including unmanned surface vessels), all-terrain vehicles and

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Wilder Alejandro Sanchez


Wilder Alejandro Sanchez

Wilder Alejandro Sánchez is an analyst who covers defense & security, geopolitical, and trade issues …

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