ORBIT Signs Contract with Asian Navy for Multiple OrBand Maritime C-Band VSAT Systems

first_img View post tag: OrBand Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: VSAT View post tag: Asian Back to overview,Home naval-today ORBIT Signs Contract with Asian Navy for Multiple OrBand Maritime C-Band VSAT Systems View post tag: contract View post tag: Systems View post tag: Navy View post tag: Maritimecenter_img View post tag: Orbit View post tag: Naval August 11, 2011 ORBIT Signs Contract with Asian Navy for Multiple OrBand Maritime C-Band VSAT Systems View post tag: Multiple ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Orbit Technologies Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a provider of mission-critical connectivity solutions in a variety of markets including satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems, today announced a contract with an Asian Navy for multiple OrBand™ (AL-7107) maritime C-Band VSAT systems.“This is another major order for our recently launched OrBand system and serves as a confirmation of the groundbreaking performance and value of the system,” said Yosi Albagli, President, Satellite Communications at ORBIT. “OrBand’s compact footprint and light weight were instrumental in securing the deal, as it allowed the deployment of global C-Band VSAT to a wider range of vessels, including smaller ships which could not fit any of the larger industry-standard systems.”“Since its recent launch, OrBand is attracting great interest from all segments of the maritime industry,” continued Albagli. “From commercial cargo ships and navies that need global coverage and fast installation times, to oil and gas support vessels that struggle to fit the larger C-Band systems, OrBand offers an innovative solution for maritime customers that require high-performance VSAT systems with a small footprint.”OrBand leverages breakthrough technology to deliver RF performance equivalent to industry-standard systems, in a much smaller footprint. Industry-standard systems feature a 3.8m (150”) radome, while OrBand features an extraordinarily compact 2.7m (106”) radome, requiring substantially less deck space. OrBand is also 30% lighter than competitive solutions. Small enough to be shipped as a single, fully assembled and tested unit in a standard 20 foot container, OrBand drastically lowers cost and time for shipping and installation.OrBand supports extended C-Band and extended Ku-band frequencies, as well as multiple RF feeds. Electrically switchable polarization facilitates satellite switching and increases system versatility. In addition, automatic beam switching (ABS) enables seamless global coverage through the industry-standard OpenAMIP protocol.ORBIT offers a diverse portfolio of advanced satellite communications solutions for maritime and land-based applications. ORBIT’s systems are installed on over 3,500 marine platforms, from naval vessels to cargo ships, ocean liners, oil rigs, as well as fast trains, enabling TV reception and broadband IP connectivity for always-on applications such as Internet, video, telephony and more.About ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd.ORBIT is a global provider of highly engineered mission-critical communications systems and solutions for maritime, aerospace, and earth observation applications in commercial, defense and homeland security markets. Our portfolio includes mobile Satellite Communications systems, Tracking & Telemetry solutions and Communications Management Systems which are deployed on thousands of marine, airborne and ground platforms worldwide. ORBIT’s customers include over 20 Navies, major integrators such as Airbus Military, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins, communications service providers such as SELEX Communications and Telespazio (Finmeccanica companies), Eutelsat, NewSat, Gilat, Harris Caprock Communications, Milano Teleport and earth observation organizations such as Imagesat and the European Space Agency.ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The company boasts an international sales and customer support network that includes the United States, Europe, and the Far East in addition to its international technical service centers located around the world.[mappress]Source: ORBIT, August 11, 2011; View post tag: Signs View post tag: C-Bandlast_img read more

British Frigate HMS Argyll Offloads 1,056 Kilograms of Cocaine

first_imgThe ship offloaded 840 kilograms, which had a wholesale value of $27.9 million (USD), at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida on November 29. Three days earlier, it dropped off 216 kilograms worth $7.1 million (USD) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Operation MARTILLO combines the forces of 10 countries in the Americas – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Canada, and the United States – along with France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. They work together to combat international drug trafficking, enhance regional security, and promote peace, stability and prosperity throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. U.S. citizen ‘El Charly’ allegedly leads Los Zetas faction In a separate incident, the Argyll and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 216 kilograms of cocaine after they were alerted by a Dutch maritime patrol aircraft to a suspicious go-fast boat. Crews from the Argyll and the LEDET made the interdiction, resulting in the arrests of two suspects. The ship offloaded 840 kilograms, which had a wholesale value of $27.9 million (USD), at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Florida on November 29. Three days earlier, it dropped off 216 kilograms worth $7.1 million (USD) in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Joe Maria Guizar Valencia, a U.S. citizen, is the alleged leader of a Los Zetas faction in southern Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials. Colombian National Police dismantles narco-trafficking network Given the loss of those leaders, El Charly reportedly rose in the ranks of Los Zetas. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. Given the loss of those leaders, El Charly reportedly rose in the ranks of Los Zetas. The U.S. government is offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. And in July, 2013, Mexican Marines captured The Executioner’s successor, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, who is also known as “Z-40,” near the town of Nuevo Laredo. “They managed to dismantle an entire structure managing production, distribution and marketing,” said Maj. Gen. Jorge Hernando Nieto Rojas, director of public safety. “We reduced a large amount of drugs that were to contaminate the youth and the general public.” The group’s alleged leader – a woman who worked as a masseuse and has been only identified by the aliases of “La Mona” and “Lorena” – was arrested during the operation, along with 10 other suspects, in the department of Cauca. In total, 35 alleged members of the network have been captured this year. By Dialogo December 02, 2014 Police suspect La Mona of working with the FARC’s Manuel Cepeda Vargas front, which is active in the major marijuana-producing regions in the southwestern department of Cauca. The Colombian National Police (PNC) recently seized 12.3 tons of marijuana and dismantled a narco-trafficking group linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by conducting simultaneous raids in five departments and in the nation’s capital of Bogota. U.S. citizen ‘El Charly’ allegedly leads Los Zetas faction And in July, 2013, Mexican Marines captured The Executioner’s successor, Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, who is also known as “Z-40,” near the town of Nuevo Laredo. The British frigate HMS Argyll recently offloaded 1,056 kilograms of cocaine it seized during two interdictions in November in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational mission to crack down on illicit drug trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. In one of the interdictions, the Argyll confiscated the 840 kilograms after being alerted to a suspicious vessel south of Haiti that was heading north. As the Argyll approached, the crew aboard the go-fast threw 29 bales overboard, prompting the Argyll’s crew to man smaller boats to make the interdiction. Argyll crew members captured four suspects. The bales later tested positive for cocaine. Guizar, who is also known as “El Charly” and “Z-43,” is allegedly responsible for transporting thousands of kilos of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. He is also suspected of killing an unspecified number of Guatemalan citizens in the course of directing cocaine shipments for Los Zetas from Guatemala into Mexico. In one of the interdictions, the Argyll confiscated the 840 kilograms after being alerted to a suspicious vessel south of Haiti that was heading north. As the Argyll approached, the crew aboard the go-fast threw 29 bales overboard, prompting the Argyll’s crew to man smaller boats to make the interdiction. Argyll crew members captured four suspects. The bales later tested positive for cocaine. Operation MARTILLO combines the forces of 10 countries in the Americas – Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Canada, and the United States – along with France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. They work together to combat international drug trafficking, enhance regional security, and promote peace, stability and prosperity throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. The Colombian National Police (PNC) recently seized 12.3 tons of marijuana and dismantled a narco-trafficking group linked to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) by conducting simultaneous raids in five departments and in the nation’s capital of Bogota. The British frigate HMS Argyll recently offloaded 1,056 kilograms of cocaine it seized during two interdictions in November in the Caribbean Sea in support of Operation MARTILLO, a multinational mission to crack down on illicit drug trafficking routes in coastal waters along the Central American isthmus. Joe Maria Guizar Valencia, a U.S. citizen, is the alleged leader of a Los Zetas faction in southern Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials. He allegedly rose to a leadership position in Los Zetas after two major victories by security forces against the organization’s leaders. Mexican Marines killed the longtime leader of the drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, during a gun battle in the state of Coahuila in October 2012. Lazcano, one of the founders of the transnational criminal organization, was also known as “The Executioner,” “El Lazca,” and “Z-3.” “They managed to dismantle an entire structure managing production, distribution and marketing,” said Maj. Gen. Jorge Hernando Nieto Rojas, director of public safety. “We reduced a large amount of drugs that were to contaminate the youth and the general public.” He allegedly rose to a leadership position in Los Zetas after two major victories by security forces against the organization’s leaders. Mexican Marines killed the longtime leader of the drug cartel, Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano, during a gun battle in the state of Coahuila in October 2012. Lazcano, one of the founders of the transnational criminal organization, was also known as “The Executioner,” “El Lazca,” and “Z-3.” Colombian National Police dismantles narco-trafficking network Guizar, who is also known as “El Charly” and “Z-43,” is allegedly responsible for transporting thousands of kilos of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States. He is also suspected of killing an unspecified number of Guatemalan citizens in the course of directing cocaine shipments for Los Zetas from Guatemala into Mexico. In a separate incident, the Argyll and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) seized 216 kilograms of cocaine after they were alerted by a Dutch maritime patrol aircraft to a suspicious go-fast boat. Crews from the Argyll and the LEDET made the interdiction, resulting in the arrests of two suspects. Police suspect La Mona of working with the FARC’s Manuel Cepeda Vargas front, which is active in the major marijuana-producing regions in the southwestern department of Cauca. The group’s alleged leader – a woman who worked as a masseuse and has been only identified by the aliases of “La Mona” and “Lorena” – was arrested during the operation, along with 10 other suspects, in the department of Cauca. In total, 35 alleged members of the network have been captured this year. last_img read more

College hoops free agency? Transfer numbers are up

first_imgIn this Feb. 16, 2013, file photo, UNLV’s Bryce Dejean-Jones, left, and San Diego State’s DeShawn Stephens dive for a loose ball in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Las Vegas. Division I coaches are realizing that they can win both now and later with transfers, who are suddenly viewed more like shiny new toys than damaged goods. A recent surge in player movement has turned the once-sleepy late signing period, which starts on Wednesday and runs through May 21, into a month-long free agent frenzy that’s transformed the game. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the more remarkable aspects of Connecticut’s national title run was that potential star Rodney Purvis could only watch his Huskies’ teammates because of NCAA rules forcing transfers to sit out a year.“He’s like a Ferrari sitting in the garage that I can’t drive,” UConn coach Kevin Ollie said.Ollie isn’t the only coach watching their rosters fill up with players who have already made at least one stop at another college.A recent surge in transfers has turned the once-sleepy late signing period, which this year started Wednesday and runs through May 21, into a monthlong frenzy that has changed college basketball. According to STATS, the number of players who have appeared in a game for more than one Division I school has nearly tripled over the past decade, from 122 in 2004-05 to 325 — or one for nearly every school in the country — in 2013-14.“It used to be that there was a stigma of some type attached to schools that recruited outside of the high school ranks,” San Diego State coach Steve Fisher said. “You were not considered able to compete with the blue bloods. Well, now the blue bloods recruit transfers, They take one-and-dones. They take guys who have graduated and have one year left.”The result is that the college hoops transfer market has exploded. For recent grads looking for one last shot at the Final Four, disgruntled players looking for more minutes and junior college stars hoping to land a high-major scholarship, the late signing period offers hope — for players and their new schools.Research by the NCAA shows that the number of transfers from two-year/junior college schools into Division I has remained steady over the last 10 years or so, hovering between roughly 15 percent and 17 percent of all Division I players.The real movement, though, is within Division I.According to STATS, the number of transfers from one Division I school to another jumped from 259 to 325 from 2012-13 to 2013-14 alone. That number could go much higher once this year’s transfers are tallied.“A lot of times kids aren’t transferring or leaving because of the environment they’re in,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “It generally comes down to one thing, and a lot of times it’s playing time. Kids now want that instantaneous success.”Negative connotations once associated with transfers have faded, and the use of the graduate transfer rule made popular by Super-Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson is growing. Wilson left North Carolina State and led Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl as a “one-and-done” senior.The rule allows immediate participation to players who have graduated with a year of eligibility left, had yet to use a transfer and had their scholarship or aid run out at their original school. Those who don’t meet all the criteria can apply for a waiver.Though grad transfers still represent a small portion of the transfer market, Iowa State’s DeAndre Kane highlighted the trend this season in basketball by leading the Cyclones to their first Sweet 16 in 14 years.“I just wanted to go somewhere where I can start over fresh,” said Kane, a transfer from Marshall. “I (had) one year of basketball left.  Marshall and I, we did great things there. But we didn’t win a lot. I had a lot of individual awards. But I wanted to make the tournament.”Iowa State has already lined up Kane’s replacement in former UNLV star Bryce Dejean-Jones, and big man Jameel McKay — who left Marquette without ever a game — should bolster its front court.More high-profile schools are also getting in on the transfer craze.Donovan, who went 13 years without a transfer, has had one in each of the past five seasons. Arizona transfer guard T.J. McConnell helped the Wildcats spend much of last season ranked No. 1, and Mississippi State transfer Rodney Hood averaged 16.1 points a game for Duke last season.Dayton’s run to the Elite Eight was sparked by Ohio State transfer Jordan Sibert. The Buckeyes landed former Temple forward and graduate transfer Anthony Lee just weeks after losing to the Flyers in the NCAA tournament.The NCAA said Friday that its Division I Board of Directors next week will look at so-called hardship transfers involving players who change schools citing “difficult life circumstances.” Typically, some of those players have been allowed to play immediately but the board will review a recommendation that such transfers sit out a season to focus on their new school and life situation while getting an extra year added to their eligibility.The NCAA said the change would provide consistency and reduce concerns about abuse of the waiver process — something that’s on the mind of Michigan State coach Tom Izzo.“It’s sad that we’re in that position,” Izzo said. “I understand it and everyone wants one. If it’s a fifth-year guy, I swallow it. But the underclassmen who are transferring and trying to be eligible immediately, I think it’s free agency and I think it’s going to hurt our game eventually.”___AP Sports Writer Mark Long contributed to this report.last_img read more