Audio Management System selected for new T-7A Red Hawk

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. Orbit Communication Systems Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Orbit Communication Systems Ltd., provider of airborne communications solutions, announced that Boeing selected its Orion Audio Management System (AMS) for the U.S. Air Force's new T-7A Red Hawk advanced pilot training system.

The Boeing T-7A is a purpose-built jet trainer specifically designed to provide advanced pilot training for future fighter and bomber pilots.

According to the company, Orion is a highly resilient IP-based airborne AMS designed to support diverse network-based communication products and applications. Officials claim that it is easily adapted across a range of airborne platforms, including helicopters, commercial airliners, mission aircraft, UAVs, and fighters.

Boeing selected the Orion AMS in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the project before the T-7A enters production. The initial program will include approximately 350 aircraft.