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Gilat Satellite Networks Wins US Army Contract

By Mark Holmes | December 4, 2023

Wavestream wins a contract with the US Army to provide additional 50W Ka-band BUCs. Photo: Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks has won a U.S. military contract worth $20 million through its U.S.-based subsidiary, Wavestream. The company announced the deal, Dec. 4. It has won a contract with the U.S. Army to provide additional 50W Ka-band BUCs for long-term sustainment of thousands of mobile Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs), an extension of an existing deal.

Wavestream’s Solid State Amplifier (SSPA), ruggedized to withstand the harshest environments, enables the 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. 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,” Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s general manager and Gilat’s senior VP, said in a statement.