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Gilat awarded multimillion-dollar defense satellite connectivity project

Gilat Satellite Networks announced that the company was awarded a multimillion-dollar defense satellite connectivity project.

Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform and Taurus-M modems will be augmenting the advanced satellite communications capabilities for a leading governmental defense organization.

SkyEdge IV is Gilat’s next generation multi-service platform built to work in harmony with multi-orbit (GEO, MEO and LEO) software-defined satellite constellations. It supports cloud infrastructure and an Elastix-Access Scheme to address the current and future needs for satellite connectivity with the ability to support large and scalable networks.

The SkyEdge IV Taurus-M is a satellite modem with a low SWAP (Size, Weight, and Power) that’s ideal for armored fighting vehicles and man-pack deployment. Specifically designed for military and government markets and compliant with MIL-STD-810 standards, it is a fast-to-deploy, easy-to-operate, ruggedized modem that offers highly available, high-speed satellite communications for stationary and on-the-move (SOTM) operations.

“Gilat has identified the defense segment as one of its main growth engines and this program is one of many Gilat is targeting with its leading product portfolio aimed at this segment. Gilat’s SkyEdge IV platform and Taurus-M modems are addressing the market demands for rugged, high-performance equipment for mobile satellite communications,” said Ori Naor, Gilat’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Defense. “The SkyEdge IV platform puts the customer at the forefront of satellite communications by enabling the utilization of multi-orbit constellations, giving its military end users the high performance, reliability, and secured communication services they need for boundless communications.”

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