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Gilat awarded multi-million dollar contract to provide satcom equipment for defense forces in Asia

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today an award of a multi-million-dollar contract to provide satellite communication (SATCOM) equipment to a large system integrator for its customer in Asia.

Gilat’s renowned multi-application platform, SkyEdge II-c, Capricorn VSATs and TotalNMS will serve the needs of the defense forces to provide tactical SATCOM solutions for mobile platforms and enable efficient communication channels during emergency and disaster response besides the critical C4I needs. Multiple hubs and hundreds of VSATs will be deployed in redundant configurations to meet the critical security needs, as well as the high quality and key regulatory requirements.

“Gilat was chosen to answer the defense needs due to Gilat’s superior technology, highly secure solution, proven global track record and commitment to the local market,” said Vinod Kaul, General Manager South Asia at Gilat. “Together with the local partners we see a large potential for our technology in additional Defense projects, as well as other segments such as Education, Banking, Oil & Gas and IFC.”

“We are proud that Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform answers the most stringent requirements and thus provides the technological capability to enable realizing today’s demand of digital warfare, wherever and whenever digital information is required,” said Res. BG. Eyal Zelinger, Gilat’s Vice President of Defense. “This contract is an additional significant step in implementing Gilat’s strategy in the global Defense market.”

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