PacStar to provide mobile tactical communications units to USFOR-A

PacStar, a developer of advanced communications solutions for the US Department of Defense, or DoD, has received a contract totaling $12.2 million for the delivery of several of the firm’s mobile tactical communications units to US Forces-Afghanistan, or USFOR-A.

PacStar will deliver 225 units of its 2010 SIPR / NIPR Baseband Node (SNBN), which provides converged, unified communications, over wired 3G/4G, WiMax and satellite networks. The firm will also deliver 450 units of its PacStar 2011 SIPR / NIPR / Coalition Enclaves (SNCE), which, when combined with the PacStar 2010, provides USFOR-A with simultaneous access to three major command and control communications networks (NIPR / SIPR / CENTRIXS) that will connect to established Harris RF-7800W Broadband Ethernet Radio antennas, the company said.

“Providing secure, easy-to-use, and reliable communication in austere environments on the battlefield is of the utmost importance for today’s networked warfighter,” said Bob Dunn, CEO, PacStar. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to deliver a solution that will improve USFOR-A’s capability to communicate with each other and the coalition forces.”

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