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Gilat Announces Ku-and Ka Band Phased-Array Antenna (PAA) Program Following the Signing of a Development Agreement with a Major Aerospace Systems Integrator

December 14, 2015

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. has signed a development agreement with a major aerospace systems integrator to further develop both its Ku-band Electronically-Steered-Array/Phased-Array Antenna (ESA/PAA) and Ka-Band technologies.

“The growing demand for broadband in-flight connectivity over satellite has not yet been met with a high quality and affordable phased-array antenna. This is what Gilat will bring to the market,” said Moshe (Chico) Tamir, Corporate VP and Head of Gilat’s Strategic Initiatives Division.

“Our unique technology, when combined with widely-used mass-production techniques, results in affordable ESA antennas with highly reliable tracking capabilities, built-in amplification and no moving parts. The scalable design of almost any array size allows for the mounting of our ultra-low-profile antennas, on wide- and narrow-body commercial aircraft, regional and business jets, and high-speed trains. The antenna can even be embedded into a vehicle's roof top.

“Our ESA/PAA technology can also provide affordable satellite connectivity solutions for new markets, such as the Internet of Things (IOT), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Connected Car,” Mr. Tamir added.