Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) has announced that the firm’s subsidiary, Wavestream, has received multi-million-dollar orders from the US Department of Defense (DoD) — Wavestream’s high-power, 50W, Ka-band, military Block Upconverter (BUC) powers the DoD military communications program.
According to the company, Wavestream’s 50W Ka-band BUC is the most widely deployed solid state amplifier built at this power level. Wavestream’s production capacity of military-grade high-power Ka-Band SSPA/BUCs is unmatched and as such military customers have been trusting Wavestream’s innovative and reliable RF solutions for over 14 years.
“Wavestream has supported the military communication program since 2007 and continues to deliver high-quality products that meet the program’s stringent ruggedization and RF operation specifications,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream’s GM. “This win demonstrates our military customers’ faith in our ability to continue to execute at a high level for years to come.”