Gilat targets in-flight connectivity market

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd has signed a development agreement with an unnamed major aerospace systems integrator to further advance its Ku-band electronically steered array/phased array antenna (ESA/PAA) and Ka-band technologies.

“The growing demand for broadband in-flight connectivity over satellite has not yet been met with a high quality and affordable phased-array antenna. This is what Gilat will bring to the market,” said Moshe (Chico) Tamir, corporate VP and head of Gilat’s Strategic Initiatives Division.“Our unique technology, when combined with widely-used mass-production techniques, results in affordable ESA antennas with highly reliable tracking capabilities, built-in amplification and no moving parts. The scalable design of almost any array size allows for the mounting of our ultra-low-profile antennas, on wide- and narrow-body commercial aircraft, regional and business jets, and high-speed trains."

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