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Diamond Aircraft and Gilat Satellite Networks deliver airborne broadband connectivity via satellite

Diamond Aircraft Austria has partnered with Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, to deliver airborne broadband connectivity via satellite.

Gilat's BlackRay 71 (BR71) terminal was integrated by Diamond in its DA42 MPP GUARDIAN aircraft to enable satellite-based homeland security Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. Diamond designed a special enclosure for Gilat's BR71 terminal behind the cockpit of its remote sensing platform. The long-range, twin-engine aircraft was designed for homeland security ISR missions.

First orders for the Gilat-Diamond Satcom-On-The-Move (SOTM) airborne solution have already been received by government agencies in Latin America and central Asia for homeland security ISR applications.

“In Diamond Aircraft, we found a dynamic partner who matched our innovative spirit and pursuit of technological excellence,” commented Moshe (Chico) Tamir, Corporate VP and Head of Gilat's Strategic Initiatives Division. “I have no doubt that together we will deliver the best airborne mobility solution on the market.”

“Partnering with Gilat is a win-win scenario for both companies,” said Christian Dries, CEO of Diamond Aircraft. “We give Gilat wings and Gilat gives us a complete Beyond-Line-Of-Sight satcom package – and a real competitive edge over other aircraft manufacturers.”

About Gilat's BR71

Gilat's BR71 is an ultra-compact terminal for continuous broadband communications designed for ISR operations associated with homeland security. Its extremely small size and weight make it ideal for use in light aircraft and UAVs. The BR71 is a complete integrated SOTM terminal, including Gilat's RaySat SR71 antenna, Wavestream BUC and MLT1000A modem.

Press release issued by Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH on April 1, 2016


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Gilat Satellite Networks Satellite Receivers


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