Safran Selects Gilat for Strategic, Multimillion-Dollar In-Flight Connectivity Program

Companies expand portfolio of products to bolster further growth in the IFC market

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, March 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT, TASE: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, announced today that it was selected by Safran Passenger Innovations for a strategic, multimillion-dollar in-flight connectivity (IFC) program.

Gilat’s Wavestream subsidiary will develop, qualify, and produce a new line of Ku band Power Supply Unit (KPSU) products to support Safran’s Ku-band electronically steerable antenna (ESA), bolstering further growth in the IFC market.

“Safran decided to work with Gilat’s Wavestream subsidiary on this project because of their extensive experience in building and qualifying commercial-grade aeronautical equipment for satellite communications,” said John Andrews, Vice President, Connectivity at Safran Passenger Innovations. “With this new Wavestream KPSU product from Gilat, we will soon be able to expand our product portfolio with a new ESA IFC terminal, for which we see high demand in the market.”

“To address the burgeoning demand for built-in IFC capabilities among the major airplane manufacturers, these new products are designed to be line fit qualified for Boeing and Airbus aircraft,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s General Manager and Gilat's Senior VP. “We are delighted to have been awarded this competitive contract. We look forward to building the next generation of IFC equipment with these new products and continuing our industry-leading position as the premier supplier of PSUs and SSPAs for the IFC marketplace.”

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With over 35 years of experience, we create and deliver deep technology solutions for satellite, ground and new space connectivity and provide comprehensive, secure end-to-end solutions and services for mission-critical operations, powered by our innovative technology. We believe in the right of all people to be connected and are united in our resolution to provide communication solutions to all reaches of the world.

Our portfolio includes a diverse offering to deliver high value solutions for multiple orbit constellations with very high throughput satellites (VHTS) and software defined satellites (SDS). Our offering is comprised of a cloud-based platform and high-performance satellite terminals; high performance Satellite On-the-Move (SOTM) antennas; highly efficient, high-power Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC) and includes integrated ground systems for commercial and defense, field services, network management software, and cybersecurity services.

Gilat’s comprehensive offering supports multiple applications with a full portfolio of products and tailored solutions to address key applications including broadband access, mobility, cellular backhaul, enterprise, defense, aerospace, broadcast, government, and critical infrastructure clients all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. For more information, please visit:

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