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$2.2M in orders for Hauppauge electronics firm

USAF RC-135 Recon.

USAF RC-135 Recon. Credit: U.S. Air Force

Hauppauge-based Orbit International Corp. says it logged $2.2 million in December orders, including two new follow-on orders for more than $600,000 in power-supply electronics for military aircraft and for a nuclear power plant control system.

The two new orders came through its Behlman Electronics Inc. subsidiary, Orbit said Tuesday. Behlman is also in Hauppauge.

One was a $394,000 order to supply parts for the RC-135, a U.S. Air Force all-weather airborne reconnaissance aircraft. Other orders for the same aircraft should continue to come in through the end of the year as the Air Force upgrades its RC-135 fleet, the company said.

The second order, valued at $232,000, is for a DC power supply used in a nuclear power plant control system, Orbit said. The company got an initial prototype order for the power-supply parts in 2007, and has been receiving periodic orders since then. The orders should continue for several more years as other nuclear power plants are upgraded, the company said.

Orbit International also said this week that its Behlman subsidiary reached record levels in its 2011 orders, revenue and backlog.

“Behlman’s business plan, which emphasizes a platform design concept that minimizes costs and reduces delivery time combined with building strong business relationships with our customers, has made 2011 the best year in Behlman’s history," Mark Tublisky, the subsidiary's president, said in a prepared statement.

Photo: The RC-135, a U.S. Air Force all-weather airborne reconnaissance aircraft.

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