Gilat Tapped for Security Network in Latin America

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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 β€œin order to secure various national assets in remote and difficult to reach locations.”