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Gilat ships initial aero modems to China

(11 February 2021 - Gilat) Gilat Satellite Networks has shipped initial aero modems, out of a multi-million-dollar potential in China.

A leading Chinese system integrator, to install Gilat’s aero modem, for the Ka-band In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) system, on the entire fleet of the first airline in China and on additional domestic airlines.

IFEC on-board the first aircraft is already operational, providing commercial service with remarkable performance, enabled by Gilat’s aero modem, Taurus. The Chinese airline is the first fleet out of a potential of 3,500 commercial aircraft operating in China.

“Gilat is most appreciative of the close partnership with the Chinese integrator, and the joint effort of ramping up the airline’s fleet of aircraft with Gilat’s proven aero modem, Taurus,” said Yuan Si, China Country Manager for Gilat. “We are pleased to see the in-flight connectivity business moving forward in China and look forward to equipping additional airlines with Gilat’s high-performance aero modem, enabling passengers an excellent IFEC user experience.”

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT, TASE: GILT) is a leading global provider of satellite-based broadband communications. With 30 years of experience, we design and manufacture cutting-edge ground segment equipment, and provide comprehensive solutions and end-to-end services, powered by our innovative technology. Delivering high value competitive solutions, our portfolio comprises of a cloud based VSAT network platform, high-speed modems, high performance on-the-move antennas and high efficiency, high power Solid-State Amplifiers (SSPA) and Block Upconverters (BUC).

Gilat’s comprehensive solutions support multiple applications with a full portfolio of products to address key applications including broadband access, cellular backhaul, enterprise, in-flight connectivity, maritime, trains, defense and public safety, all while meeting the most stringent service level requirements. Gilat controlling shareholders are the FIMI Private Equity Funds.

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