Envistacom to build Phoenix satellite system prototypes in Army modernization efforts

ATLANTA, Ga. Officials at the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command Control Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) selected Envistacom for the Prototype Project Subagreement through an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) with Consortium Management Group (CMG) on behalf of Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5) to develop the upgraded Phoenix satellite system prototypes, in an effort to modernize the U.S. Army tactical satellite communications platform.

The Phoenix satellite terminal provides Expeditionary Signal Battalions (ESBs) with high-capacity tactical satellite communication to enable inter- and intra-theater range extension for networked battle command and control information, including logistical, operational, intelligence, and administrative data.

Under contract, Envistacom will develop system upgrades and enhancements resulting in a more agile system that is relocatable and maneuverable, reducing size, weight, and power, enabling faster deployment, greater protection from detection, and a reduced dependency on dedicated vehicle transport. Envistacom will expedite a typical five-year development cycle into 18 months, including a rigorous testing and certification phase in close collaboration with U.S. Army Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN) Phoenix program office.

In addition, “In support of the Phoenix program, Envistacom’s cybersecurity team will collaborate with our government sponsors and industry partners to adopt effective new concepts and apply solutions in awareness, resiliency, and threat-based defense to all Phoenix terminals,” says Dr Ebonese Olfus, VP of Cyber Strategy and Emerging Technologies for Envistacom.