The U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve ground communications for U.S. forces on the move. MUOS will provide military users more communications capability over existing systems, including simultaneous voice, video and data - similar to the capabilities experienced today with smart phones.
This patch is issued by the 45th LCSS support squadron. This patch prominently features the 45ths mascot, the aligator, which represents the squadron's Mission Assurance role for satellite processing. The patch also features four red stars, one for each of the 4 MUOS satellites in orbit. The anchor relates to the Navy's relationship to the satellite.