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Secure wireless communication supports mounted and dismounted connectivity - StoryApril 26, 2022
Secure wireless communications (SWC) technology for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-end user device (V2E) communication is useful for tactical environments as it improves network flexibility and operational maneuverability while reducing management complexity and cost. As seen in the commercial market, securely implementing wireless local area network (WLAN) communication opens the door for innovative solutions to existing and future operational challenges.
Enterprise cyberdefenses needed to defend embedded networks - StoryAugust 09, 2021
By Charlie Kawasaki, PacStar, a Curtiss-Wright company
In order to achieve and maintain warfighting overmatch, coordinate deployed forces, and enable new warfighting capabilities, the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force are actively looking to new programs such as Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) to ensure warfighters have maximum situational awareness. This push to upgrade is driving the development of end-to-end networks linking the cloud, command posts, combat platforms, and dismounted warfighters. It also anticipates the addition of vast numbers of sensors and video feeds – backed by big data processing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning – to speed decision-making across all warfighting domains.
Ruggedized, small-form-factor WAN modules from PacStar chosen to upgrade U.S. Marine Corps data networks - NewsDecember 08, 2020
ASHBURN, Va. PacStar, a division of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, has won a $25 million contract to upgrade a portion of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Data Network (CDN) that the company says will enable the Marine Corps to extend the benefits of advanced network communications to tactical environments.
The case for distributed and remote management of open standards-based tactical networks for vehicles - StoryNovember 19, 2020
By David Gregory and Jeff Nelson
To exploit the potential benefits of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, video analysis, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality and virtual reality, and other innovative technologies on mobile platforms at the tactical edge, Department of Defense (DoD) communications programs must effectively deploy advanced IT infrastructure, connectivity, and compute resources. The Army understands this need: It is investing in research, standardization, and demonstration to ensure that future vehicle networks deliver these benefits while minimizing cost, enabling rapid fielding, and facilitating ongoing modernization. These moves also leverage modular, open standards-based COTS [commercial off-the-shelf] technologies.
Network-management tools for troops from PacStar garner five-year U.S. Army contract - NewsNovember 10, 2020
ASHBURN, Va. PacStar, a division of Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions, announced that it has won a five-year contract to support U.S. Army network-modernization efforts that are being undertaken by Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN).
Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions to acquire PacStar, provider of battlefield network operations solutions - NewsSeptember 24, 2020
ASHBURN, Va. Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced that it intends to acquire the stock of Pacific Star Communications (PacStar -- Portland, Oregon), in a move that Curtiss-Wright officials say will boost its position in and commitment to the U.S. and global battlefield network operations (NetOps) markets.
Tactical communications contract to support Army's expeditionary warfare - NewsSeptember 23, 2020
PORTLAND, Ore. PacStar, developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced that it has won a tactical network communications contract by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T).