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Gilat wins multi-million-dollar order for a US Department of Defense tactical communications program

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that its subsidiary Wavestream received a multi-million-dollar order from a customer in support of a military communications program run by the US Department of Defense (DoD). New generation of Wavestream Block Upconverters (BUCs) successfully meet DoD program’s requirement for interoperability on multiple satellite constellations at multiple frequencies.

Wavestream’s newly redesigned Matchbox 20W Ka-band BUC is the most compact outdoor-rated Ka-band BUC ever developed by Wavestream. This unit rounds out Wavestream’s Ka-band Matchbox product portfolio as a small but powerful BUC capable of connecting to multiple Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellite constellations in multiple Ka-band frequency lineups.

Additionally, the brand new MicroStream 20W Ku BUC is designed to be tightly integrated within the electronics enclosure of the terminal and has been specifically developed with size, weight and power (SWaP) in mind. It is indicative of the incredibly flexible capability set that Wavestream offers its customers when it comes to deeply integrated RF solutions.

“Wavestream has supported its military communications customers since the earliest days of the company, and these two leading products demonstrate our commitment to adapt to evolving customer requirements,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager. “We are helping our customer interoperate on multiple satellite constellations at multiple frequencies, and we are honored to continue to support this program with a new generation of technology and products.”


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