Army Selects PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post
The Army’s Project Manager Tactical Network Program is fielding the PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post solution that provides secure classified and unclassified Wi-Fi through a commercial solutions for classified (CSfC) component, the company reported on June 6. The Army began by outfitting the capabilities to the Expeditionary Signal Brigades, corps and division headquarters and Army brigade combat teams.
The secure wireless solution allows warfighters to set up and tear down the command posts quickly. “Soldiers can operate untethered from their workstations for improved collaboration,” a company official stated. “Most importantly, by going wireless, the capability reduces network downtime, to enable commanders to conduct critical mission command during setup phases.”
The solution also saves up to 10 times the size and weight, and up to 18 times the power of comparable datacenter class equipment, according to PacStar.
“PacStar SWCP small form factor delivers the benefit of Wi-Fi to U.S. Army Project Manager Tactical Network in a dramatically smaller form factor than prior solutions,” said Peggy Miller, chief executive officer, of the company. “PacStar IQ-Core Crypto Manager reduces system complexity, providing rapid, intuitive management so that U.S. Army can quickly extend its ability to securely transmit classified information to wireless networks."