USMC selects PacStar for its Networking On-The-Move program

PORTLAND, Ore. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) officials selected PacStar to provide the PacStar 400-Series networking and communications products to the U.S. Marine Corps Networking On-The-Move (NOTM) program. The contract is worth an estimated $10 million.

“Networking on-the-move capabilities are increasingly critical to today’s warfighter, as adversaries equip themselves with the latest wireless technology and smartphones while actively moving in ground vehicles,” says Peggy Miller, chief executive officer for PacStar.

Networking On-The-Move is a Command and Control capability for all elements of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). PacStar 400-Series modules include secure, enterprise-class networking and security capabilities from Cisco, designed and engineered by PacStar into modules for both vehicle-mounted and command post use.

NOTM will install PacStar 400-Series equipment into a wide array of tactical ground vehicles including MRAP-ATV, HMMWV, and Amphibious Assault Vehicles. And unlike traditional vehicle mounted-communications, the PacStar modules may be quickly and easily dismounted and used in command posts, without the use of tools.

PacStar 400-Series modules will also enable communications on several NOTM subsystems, the Point of Presence Vehicle Kit (POP) and Staff Vehicle Kit (SV Kit), providing access to three network enclaves: Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRnet), Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRnet), and Mission Specific.

PacStar will deliver 400-Series modules throughout the remainder of 2017.