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Gilat's Wavestream Delivering Airborne Transceivers to TECOM Industries for Commercial and Military Aircraft



Gilat's Wavestream Delivering Airborne Transceivers to TECOM Industries for
Commercial and Military Aircraft

Ku-band Transceivers Integrated Into TECOM's On-Board Satellite Antenna
Systems

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks
Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary
Wavestream® is shipping its AeroStream transceivers to TECOM Industries, Inc.
for integration into TECOM's KuStream 1000 and KuStream 1500 broadband antenna
systems for onboard use in commercial and military aircraft. Wavestream is
providing Commercial FAA Certified 25W and 40W Ku-band transceivers.

TECOM has selected Wavestream as core supplier for high performance
transceivers used in TECOM's antenna system solutions for in-flight high speed
broadband connectivity on commercial airlines and its military aerospace
communications applications. Wavestream brings state-of-the-art modular and
scalable power generation and system reliability core to TECOM's approach to
next generation antenna and communication systems.

"Wavestream is proud to be a part of TECOM's industry-leading satellite
antenna systems that provide in-flight connectivity for commercial airline
passengers, and critical communications support for strategic military
aircraft," stated Fran Auricchio, CEO of Wavestream. "We have designed
AeroStream products to meet the extreme operating environment and size and
weight requirements necessary to suit today's aircraft designs. In a small,
low-weight package, AeroStream provides the performance, efficiency and
reliability needed to help provide uninterrupted communications wherever in
the world they may be."

The AeroStream product line includes compact Ku-band transceivers in 25W and
40W transmit power with full transmit and receive band support. The product
line covers both pressurized and non-pressurized airborne environments.
AeroStream products are designed to meet the requirements of RTCA/DO-160G,
Boeing, Airbus, and ARINC specifications for commercial aircraft, and MIL-STD
requirements for military aircraft.

Based on Wavestream's patented Spatial Power Advantage™ technology, AeroStream
provides high output power with greater efficiency and reliability, all in
more compact, lighter product package designs suitable for the extreme
airborne environment. The AeroStream 25W and 40W Ku-band transceivers offer
the necessary interfaces to work seamlessly with leading modems and Antenna
Control Units, providing system integrators with a convenient turnkey
solution.

About TECOM Industries, Inc.

TECOM Industries, Inc., is part of Smiths Group plc., Smiths Interconnect
division's Microwave Business Unit. TECOM is a leader in innovative design and
manufacturing of high performance antennas and antenna systems for commercial
and military aerospace, defense and wireless communication
applications. TECOM's antenna systems meet challenging RF requirements
including applications for high speed broadband connectivity and
communications, telemetry, electronic warfare, intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance in the most demanding and severe environments. As a key partner
to customers, the TECOM team is adept at system concept collaboration,
technology and product development and production of high volume antenna
systems including total life cycle support and management, with excellent
quality, reliability and on-time delivery. TECOM is headquartered in Thousand
Oaks, CA. For more information about TECOM, visit our website at
www.tecom-ind.com.

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com is a leader in technically
differentiated electronic and radio frequency products that connect, protect
and control critical systems for the wireless telecommunications, aerospace,
defense, space, medical, rail, test and industrial markets. It is part of
Smiths Group www.smiths.com, a world leader in applying advanced technologies
for markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices,
communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000
people in more than 50 countries.

About Wavestream

Wavestream designs and manufactures next generation solid-state power
amplifiers for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications
systems. The company's innovative, patented Spatial advantEdge technology
provides higher output power, greater reliability and lower energy usage in
more compact packages than traditional amplifier solutions. Wavestream's
proven family of products meet the growing demand for greater efficiency and
significant lifecycle cost reductions for satellite communications systems
worldwide. Wavestream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks
Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT). For more information, please visit the company's web site
at www.wavestream.com.

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT) is a leading provider
of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat
develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment
equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band
market.

With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more
than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and
operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions,
including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural
communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security
and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical
communications on board their land, air and sea fleets. For more information,
please visit us at www.gilat.com.

The Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5848

Certain statements made herein that are not historical are forward-looking
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
The words "estimate", "project", "intend", "expect", "believe" and similar
expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties.
Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of
Gilat to be materially different from any future results, performance or
achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements, including, among others, changes in general economic and business
conditions, inability to maintain market acceptance to Gilat's products,
inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and
applications, rapid changes in the market for Gilat's products, loss of market
share and pressure on prices resulting from competition, introduction of
competing products by other companies, inability to manage growth and
expansion, loss of key OEM partners, inability to attract and retain qualified
personnel, inability to protect the Company's proprietary technology and risks
associated with Gilat's international operations and its location in Israel.
For additional information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties
associated with Gilat's business, reference is made to Gilat's reports filed
from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: David Leichner
         Gilat Satellite Networks
         +1 516 478 9697
         davidle@gilat.com

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