Gilat's Wavestream Wins Contract With Honeywell for In-flight Connectivity

Gilat's Wavestream Wins Contract With Honeywell for In-flight Connectivity

Wavestream's Ka-band Transceivers Selected for Airborne Antenna Systems,
Connecting Customers to Inmarsat's Global Xpress System

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite
Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary
Wavestream^® has been awarded an exclusive contract by Honeywell (Nasdaq:HON)
to supply Ka-band transceivers for integration into airborne antenna systems
to provide in-flight connectivity to the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network.
Scaled production for the transceivers is expected to begin in 2014.

Honeywell and Inmarsat signed an agreement in April 2012 to provide global
in-flight connectivity services to business, commercial and aviation customers
around the world. Honeywell is developing and distributing the on-board
hardware to enable users to connect to Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) Aviation
network, a high speed Ka-band system.

"The combination of field experience and innovative technology was a critical
factor in our selection of Wavestream's Ka-band transceivers for integration
into our Global Xpress antenna system," said Chris Webster, Senior
Subcontracts Manager at Honeywell Aerospace. "We look forward to working
closely with Wavestream in the integration and implementation of their
transceivers into our on-board hardware in support of this project."

Wavestream is an industry leader in the development and worldwide deployment
of BUCs and amplifiers for use in military and commercial satellite
communications applications. Wavestream's Ka-band products have been
successfully used in defense satellite systems, with over 5,000 deployed
worldwide in just the last three years.

"Wavestream is an established vendor in the aviation market and is well
positioned to support the rapidly growing in-flight market," said Francis
Auricchio, CEO of Wavestream. "We are excited with the opportunity to work
with Honeywell and to play an integral part in enabling airlines to improve
passenger experience and generate additional revenues from the Global Xpress
Aviation network."

Based on the company's patented Spatial advantEdge technology, Wavestream's
Ka-band product family provides high output power, greater efficiency and
field-proven reliability in smaller, lighter weight product packages suitable
for fixed, mobile, and flyaway antenna systems. Each product is designed and
thoroughly tested for use in extreme environments, helping provide
uninterrupted connectivity to support mission-critical defense operations as
well as demanding consumer broadband applications.

For more information please visit
http://www.gilat.com/airborne-antenna-systems.

About Honeywell

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell's aerospace business is a leading global
provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for
aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military,
space and airport operations. Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100
diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide
with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings,
homes, and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty
materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on
the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and
information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com.

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.

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

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