P-95 aircraft

ORBIT Communication Systems has been awarded a contract to provide its airborne digital management systems (ADAMS) to the Brazilian Air Force (BAF).

The undisclosed contract covers the supply of ADAMS for installation onboard the air force’s P-95A Bandeirulha aircraft fleet to help support its maritime patrol operations.

The selection was based on the cost-effectiveness and combat proven high performance of the ADAMS, which is expected to address the specific requirements and challenges of maritime patrol, which include secure communications and support for large crews.

Commenting on the contract award, ORBIT Communication Systems CEO Ofer Greenberger said the company will support BAF’s mission-critical maritime patrol missions.

The award also reflects the quality and suitability of the company’s communication management systems to handle complex requirements of maritime patrol applications, Greenberger added.

Featuring a modular, open design, the ADAMS is a fully digital, secure audio management system designed for routing and distribution of audio and data between aircrew and the aircraft communication data and recording systems.

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The commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) systems can address specific requirements of advanced large crew aircraft, such as commercial airliners, transportation, tanker and mission applications.

The night vision goggles-compatible system supports up to 20 full capability users, eight intercom only users, 16 radios and 31 receivers, six recording outputs, discrete lines and several internal intercom networks.

Manufactured by Embraer, the P-95A is a twin-engine derivative of EMB-110 Bandeirantev light transport aircraft, and is also operational with Chile and Gabon air forces.

The aircraft was also leased and operated by the Argentine Navy during the Falklands war in 1982.

Image: an P-95 maritime patrol aircraft of the Brazilian Air Force. Photo: courtesy of Orbit Communication Systems Ltd ©.