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January 22nd, 2014

Gilat Satcom And Gilat Satellite Networks Step Up To Supply Israeli Government

[SatNews] “We view this award as a vote of confidence in the services we have already provided to Israel’s government offices...

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) announced that it will supply satellite equipment as part of a tender won by Gilat Satcom to provide satellite services to the Israeli Government.

Over the course of three years, Gilat Satcom will supply fixed and satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) communications services based exclusively on Gilat Satellite Networks equipment. The solution includes VSATs, low-profile and tracking satellite antennas, ensuring high-availability communications for the various government offices on a daily basis, as well as in emergency conditions.

Gilat Satcom’s choice of Gilat Satellite Networks is based on its extensive, proven experience with a wide variety of customers in Israel and abroad, both for the government and defense sectors and commercial customers.

“We chose Gilat Satellite Networks because of its products’ high performance and reliability, and because of the excellent, long-term relationship between the companies,” said Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Satcom. “We view this award as a vote of confidence in the services we have already provided to Israel’s government offices, solidifying Gilat’s Satcom’s position as the leading satellite communications service provider for the government and the public sector.”

“This award reinforces that Gilat Satellite Network satellite broadband communications equipment is among the most advanced and reliable in the world,” said Chico Tamir, Brigadier General (Res.) Corporate VP President, Defense & HLS Division of Gilat Satellite Networks. “Gilat is pleased about the prospect of becoming the Israeli government’s supplier of choice, and we’re happy for this latest opportunity to cooperate with such a leading, professional satellite communications services provider like Gilat Satcom.”
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT) provides products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in Peru and Colombia. With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com