Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. of Petah Tikva, Israel, said Aug. 31 that it has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract to provide a satellite broadband network for security communications in an unnamed Latin American country.

Gilat declined to name the operator, but said the SkyEdge 2 broadband network it intends to deliver by the end of 2011 would be used to provide video surveillance and command and control applications “in order to secure various national assets in remote and difficult to reach locations.”