Modular communications contract for expeditionary units awarded to PacStar by DoDNews
July 07, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. PacStar has garnered a contract to support the U.S. Army’s Expeditionary Signal Battalion-Enhanced (ESB-E) program with its PacStar 400-Series modular communications platform that is aimed at enhancing agile and reliable tactical communications for the Army's expeditionary-style warfare units.
Under the terms of the contract, PacStar will equip the smaller expeditionary units with its lighter-weight 400-Series solutions that feature 128 GB RAM, virtual routing, and the company's new radio gateway.
Expeditionary Signal Battalions (ESB) support units that do not have organic communications capabilities, including military intelligence battalions, chemical battalions, engineering battalions, and air defense artillery branches. The Army -- recognizing that these units needed to improve communications performance and speed of equipment delivery -- adopted a more expeditionary approach to these battalions’ tactical communications by providing more special ops gear to enable early entry. Such an approach means that mission command can operate uninterrupted, which means more rapid deployment and maneuverability across the battlefield.