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August 18th, 2012

PacStar... A Tactical Commitment (Comms)

[SatNews] PacStar® has been awarded the TacSat Nano contract by...

...6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill AFB, Florida, for immediate delivery to the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command’s (JECC) Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE). The JCSE TacSat Nano is a lightweight, compact, and flexible package that provides multiband voice (high performance waveform, SINCGARS, VHF/UHF, etc), ViaSat messaging services, and Radio-over-IP (RoIP) in a single case, easy-to-use solution. JCSE selected the PacStar 3700 to meet this mission requirement, based on its high level of integration, small size, weight and power (SWaP), and ease of use.

The TacSat Nano provides three distinct use scenarios: a) SATCOM-based UHF radio using the AN/PRC-152 handsets with external amplifiers and antennas, b) RoIP and radio interoperability (providing IP access and interoperability for up to six RF networks), and c) an AN/PRC-152 “Grab and Go” tactical radio with quick release and mobile accessories, providing soldier handset service.

JCSE, a subordinate joint command of the JECC, provides communications support at tactical, operational and strategic levels for contingency operations, as directed by U.S. Transportation Command. Using the latest communications technology, JCSE, based at MacDill AFB, maintains a professional force of trained, rapidly deployable communications experts providing the latest forms of network and telecommunications capabilities.