US Forces-Afghanistan buys tactical comms units

/US Forces-Afghanistan buys tactical comms units

By Defense Systems Staff, Dec 15, 2011

PacStar will deliver 675 of its mobile tactical communications units to Afghanistan for use by U.S. military forces under a $12.2 million contract with U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, company officials said Dec. 15.

The communications services provider will furnish the military forces with 225 of its 2010 SIPR/NIPR Baseband Node (SNBN) units, and also 450 of its 2011 SIPR/NIPR Coalition Enclaves (SNCE) units, the officials said.

The SNBN units offer in-country forces secure, converged communications over wired 3G/4G, WiMax and satellite networks. The SNCE units, when used with the SNBN units, give forces simultaneous access to three major command and control networks.

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