updated 6/15/2011 8:16:53 AM ET 2011-06-15T12:16:53

NETANYA, Israel, June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd., a subsidiary of Orbit Technologies Ltd. (TASE:ORBI), a Satellite Communications, Tracking & Telemetry, and Communications Management Systems provider, today announced the recruit of Dr. Carlo Rizzo.

ORBIT has taken substantial steps to grow its Telemetry and Earth Observation activities on a global scale. As part of our growth strategy for the European market, ORBIT is pleased to announce that Dr. Carlo Rizzo will head its Telemetry and Earth Observation business operations in Europe.

A seasoned industry expert, Dr. Rizzo brings in-depth knowledge of telemetry systems along with over 15 years' experience in the sales of consultative system solutions. Most recently, he served as Director of European Operations for a major U.S.-based Antenna Measurement System supplier. Previously, Dr. Rizzo was UK Operations Manager for ORBIT/FR, a former subsidiary of ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd. In addition, Dr. Rizzo is a member of the IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology), the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) and the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA).

Dr. Rizzo holds a PhD degree in Antenna Measurements from the University of Sheffield, a Master of Science Degree in Radio Frequency Communication Engineering from the University of Bradford, a Certificate in Management from the UK's Open University and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of York.

Working out of ORBIT's UK offices, Dr. Rizzo will play a key role in leading ORBIT's efforts to expand its presence in the European market and will act as a prime contact for ORBIT's local European customers.

You can contact Dr. Rizzo at his email: carlo.rizzo@orbit-cs.com or Phone: + 44 7973722418.

About ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd.:

ORBIT is a world leading supplier of innovative Satellite Communications solutions as well as Tracking & Telemetry and audio and Communications Management Systems. The company's products are deployed on board airborne, marine and land platforms with both military and commercial customers and are installed on thousands of projects with companies and organizations worldwide. ORBIT's customers include major integrators such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Rockwell Collins, as well as communications service providers such as SELEX Communications, Telespazio, Eutelsat, NewSat, Alphatron, Harris Communications, and SpeedCast.

ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The company boasts an international marketing and sales network that includes the United States, Europe, and the Far East in addition to its international technical service centers located around the world.

For more information, please visit www.orbit-cs.com

CONTACT: Naomi Azrieli
         Marketing Communications Manager
         ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd.
         Tel: +972-9-892-2785
         naomi.azrieli@orbit-cs.com

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