Gilat handed multi-million dollar contract to provide satcoms equipment for defence forces in Asia

14 July 2021

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Gilat Satellite Networks, the Israeli satellite networking technology, solutions and services vendor, has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to provide satellite communication (SATCOM) equipment to a large system integrator for its customer in Asia.

Its multi-application platform, SkyEdge II-c, Capricorn VSATs and TotalNMS will serve the needs of the defence forces to provide tactical SATCOM solutions for mobile platforms and enable efficient communication channels during emergency and disaster response besides the critical C4I needs.

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Ex-Russian gov minister Volin named as RSCC director-general

02 July 2021

Volin is RSCC's new DG

Volin is RSCC's new DG

State-backed Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) has named Alexey Volin as its new director general.

He is expected to address at RSCC are strengthening and modernisation of the existing satellite constellation, maintaining the operator's market position in an increasingly competitive environment, providing communication services for remote regions of northern Russia and participating in international cooperation and in the work of the International Organization for Space Communications (IOSC) Intersputnik.

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Shaping the future of satcoms

11 May 2021

Satellite has attracted many favourable column inches of late. From Starlink, SpaceX’s much-hyped satellite internet service to China’s mission to dominate space internet, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the technology is going through a renaissance. Indeed, the opportunities afforded by this method of communication is moving at speed in military and defence applications and broadband IP services, to name a few. However, the challenge has been that these advancements have coincided with performance gains enjoyed by other telecommunications systems.

So, with satellite having long been viewed as a technology belonging to a different era, is it  going to be playing catch up for a long time?

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Engaging with the industry's dialogues

16 March 2021

With the conclusion on 3 December of the GVF-Satellite Evolution 2020 Webinar Series we are now planning the 2021 schedule. Whilst 2021 may at some point see a return to the joys of the visa applications, airport security queues, busy departure lounges, and boarding delays associated with international travel, I doubt a full return to the world as it was pre-pandemic: busy schedules of international travel to attend exhibitions, contribute to meetings, and address conferences.

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