Military Embedded Systems

3D Audio Management Systems developed by Orbit selected for F-16s


August 24, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. Orbit Communication Systems Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., who specializes in satellite communication, tracking systems, and airborne communication and audio management solutions, announced that Lockheed Martin Corporation selected its Orion Combat 3D Audio Management System (3D-AMS) for the next generation avionics suite of the F-16.

The Long-Term Agreement includes development, production, and sustainment of audio management systems valued at an estimated contract of $46 million.

Orbit's Orion AMS is based on a dual IP ring topology and features spatial 3D audio, adaptive noise reduction, voice-activated detection, flexibility intended to be suitable for any size military or commercial aircraft, inherent redundancy, and reduced weight.

Additionally, this will aim to 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.


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