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TMCNet:  Gilat's Wavestream wins contract for in-flight connectivity

[January 30, 2013]

Gilat's Wavestream wins contract for in-flight connectivity

Jan 30, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT) said its wholly owned subsidiary Wavestream has been awarded an exclusive contract by Honeywell to supply Ka-band transceivers for integration into airborne antenna systems to provide in-flight connectivity to the Inmarsat Global Xpress network.

Scaled production for the transceivers is expected to begin in 2014.

Honeywell and Inmarsat signed an agreement in April 2012 to provide global in-flight connectivity services to business, commercial and aviation customers around the world. Honeywell is developing and distributing the on-board hardware to enable users to connect to Inmarsat's Global Xpress Aviation network, a high speed Ka-band system.

Wavestream is an industry leader in the development and worldwide deployment of BUCs and amplifiers for use in military and commercial satellite communications applications. Wavestream's Ka-band products have been successfully used in defense satellite systems, with over 5,000 deployed worldwide in just the last three years.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell's aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations. For more news and information on Honeywell, visit www.honeywell.com.

Wavestream designs and manufactures next generation solid-state power amplifiers for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications systems. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.wavestream.com.

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd is a provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs. The company's website is at www.gilat.com.

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