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DSEI 2023: Orbit unveils multi-purpose terminals for naval SATCOM

6th September 2023 - 19:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Orbit Communications Systems' MPT-30 is used on several platforms and a smaller terminal for uncrewed systems has been developed. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Orbit Communications Systems is unveiling its Multi-Purpose Terminals (MPT) for SATCOM communication on uncrewed surface vehicles and small vessels at DSEi, describing them as ‘compact systems that provide uninterrupted connectivity and comply with industry standards’.

The terminals are designed to survive harsh sea conditions and be low size, weight and power (SWaP) user terminals in order to not compromise a vessel's stability and take up as little space as possible.

The company states that the systems can deliver more than 126Mbps by forward link and up to 29Mbps by return link, while maintaining uninterrupted connectivity during all mission phases – even where there are strong transmissions from a ship’s sensor systems, the MPT continues to operate without interruption.

The terminals are listed as complying with industry standards, including MIL-STD-188-164C, RTCA DO-160G, MIL-STD-810G, MILD-STD-461G, Federal Communications Commission and European Telecommunications Standards Institute and are compatible with military satellite systems.

Orbit develops MPT 30 SATCOM terminal

Orbit’s MPT-30 and MPT-46 systems are already installed and proven on a variety of mobile platforms around the world including larger UAVs and crewed rotary and fixed-wing aircraft.

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