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Gilat’s Wavestream awarded US Department of Defense contract

(4 December 2019 - Gilat Satellite Networks) Gilat Satellite Networks announced today that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over 6 million dollars from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for its state-of-the-art GaN BUCs, to be supplied as the first award of a five-year base-period of potentially over $10M of deliveries to the US DoD.

“Wavestream has delivered thousands of SSPAs to the US Armed Forces for over a decade,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager. “We take pride in continuing to provide the best solutions to support the US forces world-wide with field proven, highly reliable telecommunications solutions.”

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.

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid State 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, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.