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Gilat Subsidiary Secures DoD Order for Terminals

By Mark Holmes | March 28, 2024

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      Gilat Satellite Networks has revealed details of another contract win in the U.S. government arena. One of its U.S.-based subsidiaries, DataPath won a new order from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) worth $5 million. Gilat announced the deal on March 28.

      This additional order is for DKET 3421 terminals, transportable satcom hubs that aim to deliver the operational flexibility, capacity, connectivity, and control. The DKET 3421 supports multi-carrier operations with a scalable modem architecture (up to 32 modems.) Weighing under 5000 lbs. with a reduced footprint, the DKET 3421 is moved via forklift. DataPath said it can deployed in less than three hours and provides a satellite network hub in the form of a single-skid with the flexibility to leverage available satellite assets.

      “This new order underscores the trust and confidence placed in the company and our capability to deliver mission-critical solutions that meet our customer’s stringent requirements. This order further demonstrates our ability to provide reliable, easily transportable, and high-performance network hubs to meet the growing needs of our customers,” Barry Botts, vice president of sales and business development, DataPath, said in a statement.