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June 12, 2014

Gilat's Low-Profile Maritime Terminals Deployed in Combat Operations

Enable Access to Real-Time Info, Better Situation Awareness, for Small and Unmanned Vessels.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) has provided its low-profile maritime terminals for various naval vessels of an unnamed Asian country.

The terminals, capable of operating in the harsh maritime environment, provide secure Command-and-Control communications in combat operations. The terminals have been deployed on various vessels, such as missile boats and fast attack craft, in both Ka- and Ku-band variants. Using satellite communication, naval commanders have access to real-time information and better situation awareness, even in the most distant theaters of action.

Gilat's maritime solution is based on the RaySat SR200M and ER5000KA Ka-Band antennas, which provide high-speed connectivity, in a small, light and low-profile form factor. The terminal includes a Wavestream BUC and the GLT-1000 high-performance modem. This tightly integrated terminal has a very small footprint, and can be easily installed even in small and unmanned surface vessels (USV), where size, weight and power (SWaP) limitations are most challenging.

The RaySat low-profile antennas also include an enhanced accuracy satellite tracking mechanism, providing short initial acquisition and instantaneous re-acquisition time. Its innovative, low-profile design provides better safety, smaller radar cross-section and improved maneuverability for military forces.

"Gilat's marine terminals were developed to accommodate our clients' growing need for an integrated, high-performance communication solution for small vessels, both manned and unmanned," said Moshe (Chico) Tamir, Executive Vice President and President of Defense & HLS Division for Gilat Satellite Networks. "We are very proud to have these terminals deployed successfully in combat operations."

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