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Gilat, Diamond Aircraft Partner to Provide ISR Satellite Satcom

By Juliet Van Wagenen | March 29, 2016
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Diamond’s DA62 cockpit
Diamond’s DA62 cockpit. Photo: Diamond

[Avionics Today 03-29-2016] Gilat Satellite Networks has partnered with Diamond Aircraft of Austria to deliver airborne broadband connectivity via satellite. Gilat will provide Diamond with a Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) satcom package while Diamond has designed a special enclosure for Gilat’s BR71 terminal behind the cockpit of Diamond’s DA42 MPP Guardian aircraft. The long-range, twin-engine aircraft was designed for homeland security Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
Government agencies in Latin America and central Asia have already placed first orders for the Gilat-Diamond Satcom-On-The-Move (SOTM) airborne solution for homeland security ISR applications.

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