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DSEI 2023: Orbit unveils MPT family of SATCOM terminals for USVs and small craft

13th September 2023 - 18:30 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in London

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Orbit's MPT 46 SATCOM terminal on display at DSEI 2023. (Photo: author)

Israeli company Orbit unveiled a family of new multipurpose satellite communications systems for small ships and uncrewed surface vehicles (USV) at DSEI 2023.

Orbit is moving to this new segment of the market, having a history of building larger maritime and airborne SATCOM terminals.

The showcased MPT 30 and MPT 46 terminals, as well as the MPT-60 and MPT-87, are stabilised VSAT systems functioning in the Ka and Ku frequency bands. 

The compact systems are suitable for installation on small ships and USVs to enable reliable and fast broadband communication, while withstanding harsh environmental conditions. The low-size, low-weight and low-power (SWaP) user terminals do not compromise the ship’s stability.

According to a company representative, they can deliver more than 126Mbps forward link and 29Mbps

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a …

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