Rhode IndoPac 728 90 leaderboardGilat Satellite Networks announced that the United States Army awarded a $12 million contract to its subsidiary DataPath, Inc., for the continuation of a program to sustain anytime, anywhere satellite connectivity.

The contract is for the supply of Wavestream’s Solid State Amplifier (SSPA) products.  Wavestream SSPAs are ruggedized to withstand the harshest environments, enabling the Satellite Transportable Terminals (STTs) used in this program to deliver a “Communications-on-the-Pause” solution across diverse climates and conditions around the globe. This award demonstrates Gilat’s ability to leverage the capabilities of its two US-based subsidiaries, Gilat Wavestream and DataPath, Inc.

“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, Gilat Wavestream’s General Manager. “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.  We are very excited to continue to bring solutions to the Army and are delighted that we can also now supply through our DataPath team.”

“DataPath is pleased to work with Gilat Wavestream on this order for the United States Army,” said David McDonald, President of DataPath.  “This award demonstrates our continued commitment to excellence and also showcases the strength of our diversified capabilities and further solidifies DataPath and Gilat Wavestream as trusted partners of the US defense community.”

Gilat Satellite Networks also announced that the US Department of Defense awarded over $5 million for baseband equipment to DataPath. The baseband networking solution will be used with the company’s DKET 3421 terminals, which are transportable satcom hubs that deliver the operational flexibility, capacity, connectivity, and control required to ensure success anywhere in the world.  By supplying the baseband equipment, the company is completing the customer’s ability to field a completed, turnkey satellite communications architecture.

“This order reflects the confidence and trust placed in the company to deliver communications solutions that meet even the most stringent performance requirements,” said Barry W. Botts, Vice President, Sales and Business Development for DataPath.  “We remain steadfast in our mission to deliver best-in-class solutions to the challenging requirements of our customers.”


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