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Gilat Details Amplifier and Modem Contracts Worth $25M in Total

By Mark Holmes | April 2, 2024

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      Gilat Satellite Networks has revealed details of a number of new contract wins in the US and beyond. It’s U.S. subsidiary DataPath has won a $12 million contract from the United States Army for the continuation of a program to sustain anytime, anywhere satellite connectivity. The contract is for the supply of Wavestream’s solid state amplifier (SSPA) products. Wavestream SSPAs are ruggedized to withstand the harshest environments, enabling 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. The contract was announced on April 2.

      It has also announced that has won another $13 million of contracts from multiple satellite operators. These operators will be expanding their networks utilizing Gilat’s SkyEdge IV multi-orbit, multi-service capabilities and leveraging its backward compatibility with SkyEdge II-c modems. Gilat revealed details of these new deals with satellite operators on April 1.

      These activities represent continuing orders resulting from the strategic partnerships forged with the selection of Gilat’s SkyEdge platforms by key satellite operators. SkyEdge platforms aim to play a pivotal role in enabling in-flight connectivity, maritime mobility, cellular backhaul, and fixed data services.

      “We are seeing increasing demand for Gilat’s SkyEdge platforms as satellite operators are expanding their networks as well as delivering a wider range of applications to a growing number of users. With SkyEdge IV, satellite operators have the ability to scale up easily based on VHTS and NGSO real-time capacity needs, benefit from the backward compatibility with SkyEdge II-c modems and enjoy the smoothest future transition to Cloud and 5G NTN,” Hagay Katz, chief product and marketing officer of Gilat said in a statement.