Gilat Expands Military Customer Portfolio With Southeast Asian Navy Contract

Gilat Expands Military Customer Portfolio With Southeast Asian Navy Contract

Contract Marks the Third Military Branch in the Country to Have Selected Gilat
as a Preferred Vendor for Satellite-Based Communications

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Dec. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite
Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking
technology, solutions and services, today announced it was selected by a
Southeast Asian Navy to upgrade its ground operations with IP-based satellite
communications system.

As part of the contract, Gilat will deliver redundant SkyEdge II hubs, RF
transmission capability and VSAT terminals that offer increased bandwidth
efficiency throughout the Navy units. The increased bandwidth will allow
enhanced connectivity to the Internet, video and other high-speed, broadband
services while also enabling strategic military communications on board the
Navy's mobile vehicles.

Gilat already supplies satellite communication solutions to the country's Air
Force and Central Command.

"Gilat's SkyEdge II solution was selected for its advanced bandwidth
utilization capabilities, a crucial commodity for any navy operating on
limited and restrictive allocation of bandwidth resources," said Stephane
Palomba, Regional VP for Asia, Gilat. "The IP-based terminals will reduce
expensive dial-up lease costs while equipping the Navy with affordable and
highly efficient access to a broader range of communication applications
enhancing their operational readiness."

Gilat is a veteran supplier of maritime and ground satellite based
communication systems for military organizations around the globe. Its SkyEdge
II system is designed and optimized for broadband communications via satellite
supporting data, VoIP and video applications - an excellent solution for
broadband IP networks with high-speed inbound requirements.

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. In addition, Gilat enables mobileSOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move)
solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power
amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based
services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the
United States, Peru and Colombia.

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 using Gilat's
high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at
www.gilat.com.

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

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