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Two Million JUPITER Terminals Shipped Hughes Manufacturing Hits Milestone:

H ughes recently announced that it hit a major milestone: two million JUPITER™ terminals manufactured and shipped from its Shady Grove, Maryland facility. The manufacturing team reached this record number earlier than planned by deploying new manufacturing equipment and improved processes. “We initially planned to start robotic assembly on the latest version of JUPITER terminals, but were fortunate to be able to introduce it during the build of our first generation terminals,” explained John McEwan, senior vice-president, Operations. Continued on page 10

2 Executive Corner John McEwan, senior vice-president of operations, North American Division, explores the importance of the Hughes manufacturing operations.

4 Budgets Tighten, Expectations Expand Government agencies seek more cost-effective network solutions.

6 Business-Critical Connections in High Demand by Franchise Operations Restaurants, financial institutions, retail petroleum, and others look to Hughes for next-generation connectivity.

3 New Multiband Transportable Manpack Terminal Ruggedized and lightweight, Hughes HM500 enables rapid deployment by global users.

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