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Orbit International Receives Contract From Federal Aviation Administration Valued in Excess of $875,000.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- Orbit International Corp. (NASDAQ:ORBT), an electronics manufacturer and software solution provider, today announced that its Orbit Instrument Division has received an award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) valued at $875,000 for the design, manufacture and delivery of a new circuit card assembly in support of the Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS) 11E and 111E keyboard configurations. Deliveries under this contract are expected in the first and second quarters of 2010.

The ARTS keyboard configuration was designed to support 15 sensors, 10,000 simultaneous tracks, and over 200 displays within air traffic control towers. ARTS 111E is currently operational at a number of Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities nationwide. The ARTS systems have been a reliable part of the Terminal domain for over 30 years.

In discussing this order, Sam Berhumoglu, Vice President, Director of Marketing of the Orbit Instrument Division, indicated, "This newly designed input/output (I/O) circuit card has been tested in real time, at a number of FAA sites, and will be available for system upgrade starting in the first quarter of 2010. The circuit card assemblies will be integrated into existing keyboards that were originally built by a competitor. The new Orbit circuit card design will significantly enhance the backlighting and dimming capabilities of the current keyboard which will make it easier for the air traffic control operators to track additional flights as well as communicate with other air traffic control facilities."

Berhumoglu, added, "Consolidation of air traffic operations has been accomplished with a redesign of the airspace that will move air traffic in and out of any region more efficiently and safely. The ARTS system helps TRACON support increased demands on the air traffic system by providing more than 10 times the current capacity of the older systems in addition to increased functionality."

Dennis Sunshine, President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit, stated, "This award offers our Company a unique retrofit opportunity by initially introducing new I/O circuit cards that will be wired to existing keyboards that have been field operational 24/7 for a number of years. As additional keyboards supporting these ARTS 11E and 111E programs require further repair, our Company will determine if the I/O circuit card retrofit can resolve all technical issues. Since the aging keyboards will still require 24/7 operational capabilities after the new Orbit I/O circuit card is installed, the Company has proposed a competitive ID/IQ pricing structure that will allow the FAA to replace the entire old keyboard with a new form, fit, compatible Orbit keyboard at a cost that could be less than the continued repair of these field units."

Orbit International Corp. is involved in the manufacture of customized electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications through its production facilities in Hauppauge, New York, and Quakertown, Pennsylvania; and designs and manufactures combat systems and gun weapons systems, provides system integration and integrated logistics support and documentation control at its facilities in Louisville, Kentucky. Its Behlman Electronics, Inc. subsidiary manufactures and sells high quality commercial power units, AC power sources, frequency converters, uninterruptible power supplies and associated analytical equipment. The Behlman military division designs, manufactures and sells power units and electronic products for measurement and display.

Certain matters discussed in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company including, but not limited to, statements regarding any acquisition proposal and/or the potential sale of the Company and whether such proposal or a strategic alternative thereto may be considered or consummated; statements regarding our expectations of Orbit's operating plans, deliveries under contracts and strategies generally; statements regarding our expectations of the performance of our business; expectations regarding costs and revenues, future operating results, additional orders, future business opportunities and continued growth, may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Federal securities laws. Although Orbit believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved.

Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Many of these factors are beyond Orbit International's ability to control or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact Orbit International and the statements contained in this news release can be found in Orbit's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, annual reports on Form 10-K and its other periodic reports. For forward-looking statements in this news release, Orbit claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Orbit assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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