US Army Awards Nearly $20 Million Contract Extension to Gilat for Satellite Connectivity

US Army Awards Nearly $20 Million Contract Extension to Gilat to Sustain Anytime, Anywhere Satellite Connectivity

Gilat to provide additional 50W Ka-band BUCs for long-term sustainment of thousands of mobile Satellite Transportable Terminals

Gilat Satellite Networks announced that the United States Army awarded a nearly $20 million contract to the company’s US-based subsidiary, Wavestream, for the continuation of a program to sustain anytime, anywhere satellite connectivity.

Wavestream’s Solid State Amplifier, ruggedized to withstand the harshest environments, enables the Satellite Transportable Terminals used in this program to deliver a “Communications-on-the-Pause” solution across diverse climates and conditions around the globe.

“With more than a decade and a half of field proven performance, the Wavestream 50W Ka SSPA continues to satisfy the Army’s need for dependable satellite communications in support of our warfighters operating in harsh and hostile environments around the world,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager and Gilat’s Senior VP. “Over the years, we’ve deployed thousands of BUCs to the military and we take great pride in providing proven technology that’s fielded for mission-critical telecommunications.”

Source: Gilat Satellite Networks media announcement

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