The new entities operating out of Hollis, New Hampshire formerly conducted business as Windmill Tactical SATCOM Systems. Under the AQYR name, the company will leverage the innovation and technology developed for elite military Special Forces communications with the release of new products designed to service public sector, commercial and enterprise markets. AQYR develops, designs, manufactures and supports compact, auto-acquisition Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) and accessory products.
In the military market, the company has been nationally recognized for its innovation. The Small Business Administration (SBA) awarded the group the Tibbetts Award for its KA-10, Suitcase Portable Satellite Receive Suite designed to allow Special Operations Forces access to the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) high-bandwidth data feed anywhere, worldwide. SBA presents the awards to companies and individuals that have advanced technological innovation and economic growth.
“The formation of AQYR accelerates Windmill’s ability to grow in new business sectors; allowing the company to bring rapid, next-generation communications capability to fulfill the key communication needs of Homeland Defense, First Responders and Humanitarian Relief agencies globally” said Windmill’s CEO, Harry A. Pape. Mr. Pape will head AQYR’s Board and Laura Z. Dion will continue leading the business activity as President of AQYR. The deal is subject to execution of definitive agreements and all corporate and governmental approvals.