Satnews Daily
November 15th, 2018

Mission Microwave's Major Program Wins of More than $2 Million

Mission Microwave Technologies, LLC., has received orders of more than $2 million from an industry leader in SATCOM and networking systems — this order is in addition to recent design wins from a range of top-tier system integrators in both of the government and commercial satellite communications markets.

Major customer expansions are based on the uptake of Mission’s Ka-band capability into newly certified terminals. Major program wins include both low power and high power up to 200 Watts for Ka-band deliveries. Newly certified terminals are in demand as the expectation and need for greater throughput from remote sites grows in all market sectors. Ka-band certifications have been completed on several terminals in compliance with U.S. Government ARSTRAT (Army Forces Strategic Command) requirements and with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service.

Mission Microwave also continues to be at the forefront of the satellite terminal industry in shipping high power Ku-band BUCs for fixed and mobile applications.  Ku-band product shipments of BUCs from 25 to 400 Watts have continued to expand as customers demand reliability, efficiency, and state-of-the-art design from their BUC supplier.  Public Safety market segment growth was a large contributor to growth in Mission Microwave’s customer base in the second half of 2018 with continued expansion of a Nationwide Public Safety Network.

Executive Comment

Steve Richeson, VP of Sales and Marketing for Mission Microwave, said that building on the company's customers’ success in designing uniquely differentiated SATCOM terminals using the firm's BUCs, the company has been able to grow business geometrically over the past months. Both high-end commercial and Government end-users expect the best from terminal and systems integrators. Today that means using a Mission Microwave BUC in their designs. The company's rapid growth in 2018 has placed demands on the company for which all were well prepared. The experience of the firm's core team in building both the product and the business have brought tremendous benefits to customers while eliminating the traditional risks associated with the introduction of innovative technologies.  The company's customers’ recent successes confirm that beyond doubt.