PARIS — Wavestream Corp. will deliver 100- and 200-watt Ku-band solid-state power amplifiers to Harris CapRock Communications for integration into Harris CapRock’s maritime satellite communications antennas, Wavestream owner Gilat Satellite Networks announced June 12.

San Dimas, Calif.-based Wavestream specializes in high-power solid-state amplifiers, especially for U.S. military customers. It was to gain better access to that market that Peta Tikvah, Israel-based Gilat in October 2010 purchased Wavestream for $130 million in cash.

Gilat said that Wavestream’s lightweight, compact amplifiers would capture part of the market for high-power applications now held by traveling wave tube amplifiers. Gilat said at the time that the market for higher-power amplifiers is growing as military and commercial customers seek higher-bandwidth communications links. The global market, Gilat said, was estimated at $450 million annually.

Melbourne, Fla.-based Harris CapRock in May announced a five-year contract with cruise-ship operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. to outfit 34 ships with satellite communications gear. Gilat and Wavestream said at least part of their contract is for the cruise market.

Peter B. de Selding was the Paris bureau chief for SpaceNews.