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US Army Awards Nearly $20 Million Contract Extension to Gilat to Sustain Anytime, Anywhere Satellite Connectivity

US Army Awards Nearly $20 Million Contract Extension to Gilat to Sustain Anytime, Anywhere Satellite Connectivity

Gilat to provide additional 50W Ka-band BUCs for long-term sustainment of thousands of mobile Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs)

Petah Tikva, Israel, December 4, 2023 — Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that the United States Army awarded a nearly $20 million contract to the company’s US-based subsidiary, Wavestream, for the continuation of a program to sustain anytime, anywhere satellite connectivity.

Wavestream’s Solid State Amplifier (SSPA), ruggedized to withstand the harshest environments, enables the Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) used in this program to deliver a “Communications-on-the-Pause” solution across diverse climates and conditions around the globe.

“With more than a decade and a half of field proven performance, the Wavestream 50W Ka SSPA continues to satisfy the Army’s need for dependable satellite communications in support of our warfighters operating in harsh and hostile environments around the world,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager and Gilat’s Senior VP. “Over the years, we’ve deployed thousands of BUCs to the military and we take great pride in providing proven technology that’s fielded for mission-critical telecommunications.”

About Wavestream

Wavestream, a Gilat subsidiary is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of next generation satellite communications high power transceivers for In-Flight Connectivity, Ground Mobility and Gateway markets. Since 2001, we provide system integrators with field-proven, high performance Ka, Ku and X-band Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Block Upconverters (BUCs), Block Down Converters and Transceivers. We design, manufacture and repair our products in-house and have delivered over 40,000 systems in the past 15 years. Wavestream products provide high quality and reliability under the harshest environmental conditions and we are currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100D standards. For further details please visit www.wavestream.com 

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications.

With over 35 years of experience, we create and deliver deep technology solutions for satellite, ground and new space connectivity and provide comprehensive end-to-end solutions and services, powered by our innovative technology. We believe in the right of all people to be connected and are united in our resolution to provide communication solutions to all reaches of the world.

Delivering high value solutions, our portfolio is comprised of a cloud-based platform and high performance satellite terminals designed to work in harmony with satellite constellations, including Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTS) and Software-Defined Satellites (SDS) in multiple orbits; high performance Satellite On-the-Move (SOTM) antennas; and highly efficient, high-power Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, mobility, cellular backhaul, military, government, and enterprise, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. For more information, please visit: www.gilat.com

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Contact:

Gilat Satellite Networks
Doreet Oren, Senior Director Corporate Communications
DoreetO@gilat.com

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Ehud Helft, Managing Partner
ehud@gkir.com

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