PETAH TIKVA, Israel, Jan. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced that it will supply satellite equipment as part of a tender won by Gilat Satcom to provide satellite services to the Israeli Government. Over the course of three years, Gilat Satcom will supply fixed and satellite-on-the-move (SOTM) communications services based exclusively on Gilat Satellite Networks equipment. The solution includes VSATs, low-profile and tracking satellite antennas, ensuring high-availability communications for the various government offices on a daily basis, as well as in emergency conditions. Gilat Satcom's choice of Gilat Satellite Networks is based on its extensive, proven experience with a wide variety of customers in Israel and abroad, both for the government and defense sectors and commercial customers. "We chose Gilat Satellite Networks because of its products' high performance and reliability, and because of the excellent, long-term relationship between the companies," said Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Satcom. "We view this award as a vote of confidence in the services we have already provided to Israel's government offices, solidifying Gilat's Satcom's position as the leading satellite communications service provider for the government and the public sector." "This award reinforces that Gilat Satellite Network satellite broadband communications equipment is among the most advanced and reliable in the world," said Chico Tamir, Brigadier General (Res.) Corporate VP President, Defense & HLS Division of Gilat Satellite Networks. "Gilat is pleased about the prospect of becoming the Israeli government's supplier of choice, and we're happy for this latest opportunity to cooperate with such a leading, professional satellite communications services provider like Gilat Satcom." About Gilat Satellite Networks 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 Peru and Colombia.