– Enable access to real-time info, better situation awareness, for small and unmanned vessels –
Petah Tikva, Israel, June 12, 2014 – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced that it has provided its low-profile maritime terminals for various naval vessels of an unnamed Asian country.
The terminals, capable of operating in the harsh maritime environment, provide secure Command-and-Control communications in combat operations. The terminals have been deployed on various vessels, such as missile boats and fast attack craft, in both Ka- and Ku-band variants. Using satellite communication, naval commanders have access to real-time information and better situation awareness, even in the most distant theaters of action.
Gilat’s maritime solution is based on the RaySat SR200M and ER5000KA Ka-Band antennas, which provide high-speed connectivity, in a small, light and low-profile form factor. The terminal includes a Wavestream BUC and the GLT-1000 high-performance modem. This tightly integrated terminal has a very small footprint, and can be easily installed even in small and unmanned surface vessels (USV), where size, weight and power (SWaP) limitations are most challenging.
The RaySat low-profile antennas also include an enhanced accuracy satellite tracking mechanism, providing short initial acquisition and instantaneous re-acquisition time. Its innovative, low-profile design provides better safety, smaller radar cross-section and improved maneuverability for military forces.
“Gilat’s marine terminals were developed to accommodate our clients’ growing need for an integrated, high-performance communication solution for small vessels, both manned and unmanned,” said Moshe (Chico) Tamir, Executive Vice President and President of Defense & HLS Division for Gilat Satellite Networks. “We are very proud to have these terminals deployed successfully in combat operations.”
The ER5000Ka antenna will be displayed in the Eurosatory exhibition (Viparis Nord Villepinte, Paris), at the Actia Sodielec booth.
Our Satellite-on-the Move antennas will be displayed in CommunicAsia 2014 (Marina Bay Sands, Singapore), at our hospitality suite HIBISCUS 3710/3610, Level 3.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation, solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia.
With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat’s high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com.
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