Joint Communications Support Element leads the DoD with quick-deployment tactical multiband, satellite radio, and Radio-over-IP capabilities

PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded the TacSat Nano contract by 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill AFB, FL 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 is using the PacStar 3700 to provide RoIP-based communication capabilities to Combatant Commanders, Joint Special Operations and other agencies as needed,” said Jeff Sinclair, VP Sales. “The PacStar 3700 provides a new standard in size and capability, merging tactical radio and IP communications in the field.”

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, Tampa, Fla., maintains a professional force of trained, rapidly deployable communications experts providing the latest forms of network and telecommunications capabilities.

“PacStar is proud to provide the PacStar 3700 to JCSE,” said Bob Dunn, chief executive officer of PacStar. “This contract win follows previous JCSE awards to PacStar of the JCSE Initial Entry and Early Entry Packages, demonstrating our successful track record of delivery and support.”