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


Meet interoperability requirements on multiple constellations of satellites at multiple frequencies

Wavestream’s new generation of block-up converters successfully meet DoD program requirements for interoperability on several constellations of satellites at several frequencies

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, December 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a global leader in satellite network technology, solutions and services, today announced that its subsidiary Wavestream has received a million-dollar order from a customer at the support for a military communications program managed by the US Department of Defense (DoD). The new generation of Wavestream Block Up Converters (BUCs) successfully meet DoD program requirements for interoperability across multiple constellations of multiple frequencies satellites.

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

In addition, the all new MicroStream 20W Ku BUC is designed to be tightly integrated into the terminal electronics box and has been specially developed considering size, weight and power (SWaP). It is indicative of the incredibly flexible set of capabilities that Wavestream offers its customers for deeply integrated RF solutions.

“Wavestream has supported its military communications customers since the early days of the company, and these two flagship products demonstrate our commitment to adapt to changing customer needs,” said Bob Huffman, Managing Director of Wavestream. “We help our customers interact on multiple satellites. constellations at multiple frequencies, and we are honored to continue to support this program with a new generation of technologies and products.

About Wavestream
Wavestream, a subsidiary of Gilat, is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of next-generation high-power satellite communications transceivers for the in-flight connectivity, ground mobility and aircraft markets. gateways. Since 2001, we’ve been supplying system integrators with field-proven solid-state power amplifiers (SSPA), block-up converters (BUC), block converters and high-performance transceivers. We design, manufacture and repair our products in-house and have delivered over 40,000 systems over the past 15 years. Wavestream products provide high quality and reliability under the harshest environmental conditions and we are currently certified to ISO 9001: 2008 and AS9100D standards. For more details, please visit

About Gilat
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is one of the world’s leading providers of high-speed satellite communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture advanced equipment for the ground segment, and provide complete solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Providing high-value competitive solutions, our portfolio includes a cloud-based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high-performance mobile antennas and solid-state amplifiers (SSPA) and block-up converters ( BUC) high power and high efficiency.

Gilat’s complete solutions support multiple applications with a comprehensive product portfolio to meet key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, marine navigation, trains, defense and public safety, while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat’s controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds. For more information, please visit:

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Gilat satellite networks
Doreet Oren, Director of Corporate Communications
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Ehud Helft, Managing Partner
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