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Gilat Satellite Networks secures $20m US Army contract

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

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that its US-based subsidiary, Wavestream, has been awarded a substantial contract of nearly $20m by the United States Army. This contract is designated for the ongoing programme aimed at sustaining satellite connectivity anytime, anywhere.

Wavestream’s Solid State Amplifier (SSPA), specifically engineered to withstand the most challenging environments, plays a pivotal role in the success of the programme. The Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) utilised in this initiative benefit from Wavestream’s ruggedised SSPA, enabling a robust “Communications-on-the-Pause” solution across diverse climates and conditions worldwide.

Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager and Gilat’s Senior VP, said: “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. 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.”

This substantial contract reinforces Gilat Satellite Networks’ and Wavestream’s commitment to providing cutting-edge satellite solutions to support the United States Army’s operational needs, showcasing the reliability and effectiveness of Wavestream’s advanced technology in the field.