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Israel’s Gilat Awarded $7 Million Contract By U.S. Army for WIN-T Programme

Photograph courtesy of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over U.S.$7 million for the U.S. Army’s WIN-T (Warfighter Information Network-Tactical) program.

WIN-T was established to provide anytime, anywhere connectivity via the U.S. DoD’s Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite network. Wavestream’s Solid State Amplifier (SSPA), ruggedized to withstand the harshest environments, enables the Satellite Transportable Terminals (SSTs) to deliver a “Communications-on-the-Halt” solution across diverse climates and conditions around the globe.

“We’ve deployed thousands of BUCs to U.S. armed forces for more than a decade,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager. “We take pride in supporting our troops, wherever they are, with field-proven, highly reliable telecommunications solutions.”

Wavestream, a Gilat subsidiary, is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of next generation satellite communications high power transceivers for In-Flight Connectivity, Ground Mobility and Gateway markets. Since 2001, we provide system integrators with field-proven, high performance Ka-, Ku- and X-band Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Block Upconverters (BUCs), Block Down Converters and Transceivers. We design, manufacture and repair our products in-house and have delivered over 40,000 systems in 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.

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