Gilat’s Wavestream Lands Harris CapRock Order

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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.

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Slowdown in Pentagon Sales Hits Gilat’s Bottom Line

Gilat Posts Big Gains in 2011, Sees Further Growth in 2012

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PARIS — Satellite broadband ground hardware manufacturer Gilat Satellite Networks reported big increases in revenue, operating income and backlog for 2011 and said growth would continue with Ka-band satellite projects sponsored by governments and with defense forces’ increased use of satellites for mobile communications.

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Gilat To Provide Ka-band Satellite Technology to Russian Government

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PARIS — Satellite ground terminal manufacturer Gilat’s contract to provide the Russian government with Ka-band satellite technology for consumer broadband access could be the company’s biggest deal in the growing Ka-band satellite market, Gilat Chief Executive Amiram Levinberg said Nov. 16.

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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.

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Gilat To Develop Ka-band Equipment for SES

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PARIS — Gilat Satellite Networks of Israel will provide Ka-band networking equipment and design Ka-band consumer broadband terminals for SES’s Astra2Connect service as the Luxembourg-based fleet operator moves the service from Ku-band starting in late 2012, Gilat and SES announced Aug. 1.

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Gilat 1Q Revenue Up 40 Percent Despite Defense Slowdown

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PARIS —Satellite broadband hardware and service provider Gilat Satellite Networks reported double-digit increases in revenue and operating profit for the three months ending March 31 and said the results came despite a minimal contribution from a new subsidiary focused on the U.S. military space market.

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Gilat Expects Wavestream Addition To Buoy 2011 Profitability

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PARIS — Satellite ground terminal and services provider Gilat Satellite Networks on Feb. 22 said demand from corporate networks, lottery systems and government-backed rural telecommunications projects will boost its revenue in 2011 after a generally flat 2010.

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Gilat Completes Purchase of Wavestream for $130M

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Satellite ground terminal and services provider Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. said Nov. 29 it had completed its $130 million acquisition of Wavestream Corp., a San Dimas, Calif.-based company that manufactures solid-state power amplifiers for satellites.

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Gilat Acquisitions Position Israeli Firm To Enter U.S. Defense Market

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PARIS — Satellite broadband hardware and service provider Gilat Satellite Networks on Nov. 17 reported slightly higher revenue for the three months ending Sept. 30 after one-time gains are excluded and said its recent acquisitions have positioned the company to enter the U.S. defense market.

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Gilat Seeks To Boost Government Business with $130 Million Wavestream Purchase

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NEW YORK — Satellite ground terminal and services provider Gilat is purchasing satellite power-amplifier manufacturer Wavestream for $130 million in cash in Gilat’s latest bid to raise its profile for military and other government markets, particularly in the United States, Gilat announced Oct. 13.

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France Telecom Picks Gilat for Niger Network

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Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. said Sept. 28 it had signed a corporate sourcing contract with France Telecom SA that paves the way for the Israeli company to provide the telecom giant with satellite communications equipment. As a result of the agreement, Orange Business Services, the enterprise communications arm of France Telecom, has installed a Gilat SkyEdge 2 hub at its Bercenay-en-Othe teleport in France to facilitate the operations of a new cellular backhaul network in Niger.

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Gilat Unloads Health Unit for $24 Million in Cash

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Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. of Israel said Aug. 17 that it will receive $24 million in cash for its stake in Axolotl, a health information technology firm being acquired by Ingenix of Eden Prairie, Minn.

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Israel’s Gilat To Buy Mobile Antenna Maker

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WASHINGTON — Satellite ground terminal manufacturer Gilat Satellite Networks on March 17 announced it is purchasing privately held mobile satellite antenna builder Raysat Antenna Systems for $25 million in cash as part of Gilat’s stated policy of bolstering its product portfolio for business with the U.S. Defense Department.

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Sales Drop but Gilat Earns Small 2009 Profit

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PARIS — Satellite ground terminal manufacturer Gilat Satellite Networks, ending a year it would rather forget, on Feb. 16 reported lower revenue and gross income for 2009 but said a broad cost-cutting effort permitted the company to report a small net profit compared with a loss in 2008.

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