Satnews Daily
February 26th, 2018

U.S. Army Enlists Polaris Alpha for $18 Million to Provide Turnkey Telecommunications in Middle East

Communications in the military can be a matter of life and death, and keeping telecommunications equipment up and running and reliable is paramount. Looking to ensure that the U.S. Army's telecommunications equipment and services in the Middle East are properly maintained has been assigned to ... 

Polaris Alpha which has been awarded $18 million for a task order contract from the U.S. Army to provide over three years advanced telecommunications equipment and services in the Middle East by supporting the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF–OIR), based in Kuwait. The work ensures that warfighters have immediate access to telecommunications and network infrastructure across the battlefield in a highly mobile setting. The work will be performed by Polaris Alpha’s Global Technical and Operations Support Directorate, at their Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland facility.  

Steven Raymond

Under terms of the contract, entitled Microwave Line of Sight (MLoS) Integration, which is commonly referred to as RoMaN (Rapid MLoS Network), Polaris Alpha will provide Microwave Line of Sight (MLoS) capabilities for communication and data services across multiple networks.    RoMaN offers standardized and reliable communications that supports rapid data delivery, and runs on state-of-the-art, low-cost equipment built to establish and maintain communications independent of the physical location. Additionally, RoMaN fully integrates with existing theater, FOB, and WIN-T-provided networks to accommodate current equipment groupings. RoMan is also reusable, flexible, and highly mobile architecture for economical and effective mission repurposing.

The company will also maintain and enhance the system’s capabilities to be as effective and reliable as possible, in response to requirements that support operations within service, joint, interagency, and coalition environments.

Steven J. Raymond, director, Field Service Support Division, Polaris Alpha said that this task order will provide the longest range, highest capacity, rapidly deployable communications systems in contingency environments. RoMaN is changing the deployed communication landscape, particularly in which coalition forces cannot wait for fiber to be installed and are constantly on the move.  He continued that RoMaN offers a high-bandwidth, low-latency reliable solution at a much lower cost than traditional systems.