Israel’s Gilat Wavestream Awarded $6M Contract By U.S. Defense Department
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 4 December 2019 that its subsidiary Wavestream received orders for over U.S.$6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for its state-of-the-art GaN BUCs, to be supplied as the first award of a five-year base-period of potentially over U.S.$10 million of deliveries to the U.S. DoD.
“Wavestream has delivered thousands of SSPAs to the U.S. Armed Forces for over a decade,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager. “We take pride in continuing to provide the best solutions to support the U.S. forces world-wide 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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