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Delivering Mission-Critical Communications and C5ISR Operations over Multi-Orbit, Software-Defined Platforms

Gilat provides full-scale, state-of-the-art SATCOM networks to meet the needs of modern defense organizations around the world. Our end-to-end in-house SATCOM capabilities for land, sea and air missions include ruggedized antennas, VSATs, modems and SSPAs.  

More specifically, SATCOM is increasingly utilized for ultra-high data-intensive applications, supporting critical communication needs for various platforms and scenarios, including:

  • Communications on the Move (COTM): Military vehicles, such as armored personnel carriers, tanks, and other mobile assets, rely on COTM capabilities to stay connected with command centers, share real-time data, and receive mission-critical information.
  • Communications on the Pause (COTP): During tactical pauses or operational stops, such as setting up a temporary base or gathering intelligence, COTP ensures that vital communications are maintained without interruptions.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): Military SATCOM facilitates command and control of UAVs, enabling operators to remotely pilot the aircraft, receive sensor data, and transmit live video feeds for reconnaissance, surveillance, and targeting purposes.
  • Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs): Military SATCOM ensures that AFVs have continuous access to secure voice and data communication networks, enabling coordination with other units and accessing real-time intelligence updates, situational awareness data, and mission instructions.
  • Manpack Terminals: These terminals allow soldiers to stay connected with their units and headquarters, access mission-specific data, and request support during operations in remote or challenging terrains.


Our MIL-SPEC design and quick-to-deploy solutions are field-proven and consist of fully integrated VSAT systems that ensure seamless connectivity in any field condition for both on-the-move and on-the-pause missions. Gilat’s SATCOM networks support voice, video and data communications, military C5ISR and border patrol activities with full interoperability among land, sea and airborne forces, drastically reducing the time between decision, implementation and evaluation. In addition, Gilat’s low SWaP systems allow military and border patrol teams to exploit the full potential of long-endurance missions with airborne, maritime and land-based communications.

In addition, Gilat’s products and solutions for defense organizations include:

  • Most advanced VSAT network platform – SkyEdge IV is Gilat’s next-generation multi-service platform built with our new, advanced Elastix-Architecture
  • Generic Modem Interface (GMI) API enabling secure sovereign services over NGSO
  • Secure communications – Point-to-point (SCPC/MCPC) modems provide TRANSEC and anti-jamming capabilities for multiple applications such as armored vehicles and manpacks
  • Proven, lightweight terminals for UAVs optimized with advanced capabilities, increasing system robustness and reliability
  • Solid state power amplifiers (SSPA) for military applications including Endurance – a new family of SSPAs for the Gateway providing true ‘always-on” SATCOM

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