Gilat to Equip IDF With SatTrooper-1000 Military Manpack for Advanced Tactical Communications

Gilat to Equip IDF With SatTrooper-1000 Military Manpack for Advanced Tactical

Lightweight Portable Solution Uses Broadband Satellite Communication to
Provide Data, Video and Telephony Under Toughest Field Conditions

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite
Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) (TASE:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite
networking technology, solutions and services, announced today that the Israel
Defense Forces (IDF) has selected its SatTrooper-1000 military Manpack
terminal for advanced tactical field communications. The Manpack was tailor
made to address the unique field requirements of the IDF ground forces.

The SatTrooper-1000 will provide Israeli soldiers with dependable data, video
and telephony at broadband speeds. Weighing only 13 kilos, the compact and
easy-to-carry terminal is highly efficient and can be set up in minutes by a
single warfighter. The rugged design of the auto pointing antenna enables
rapid connectivity even in the harshest environmental conditions.

"Net centric warfare has increased the importance of quick-deploy satellite
based communication solutions in today's battle field," said Res. Gen. Moshe
(Chico) Tamir, Gilat's Vice President of Defense and Homeland Security.
"Intelligence superiority is a critical necessity on the battle field wherever
and whenever required. Our SatTrooper Manpack was built taking into account
the harshest and most demanding battle conditions, adhering to the stringent
communication requirements of the IDF."

For more information about Gilat's satellite communications solutions for the
defense and homeland security market, please click here.

About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

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 mobile SOTM (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

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within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
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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, LTD.
         +1 516 478 9697

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