Military Embedded Systems

Network-management tools for troops from PacStar garner five-year U.S. Army contract


November 10, 2020

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

PacStar screen shot

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).

Under the terms of the contract, PacStar will deliver more than 9,000 licenses of its flagship IQ-Core Software, which the company says is a comprehensive management software application that handles distributed management, Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) management, and nodal management that enables enhanced battlefield network operations (NetOps), whether on the move or stationary.  

Lynn Bamford, president, Defense and Power Segments, Curtiss-Wright, said of the Army contract win: “IQ-Core Software will help integrate NetOps with cyber and mission operations, equipping the Army with a unified approach for unmatched visibility, control, and situational awareness of tactical networks.”

Peggy J. Miller, Senior General Manager, PacStar, also said of the agreement: "IQ-Core Software’s ability to increase network visibility and deliver simplified network management at a low cost will help the Army with invaluable communications modernization.”

As part of this accord, say PacStar officials, IQ-Core Software will also integrate with on-the-move communications capabilities enabling network management for an expanded range of tactical devices, including the Harris Highband Network Radio, the General Dynamics Vertex Antenna, and L3 Daytron full-motion antennas for satellite communications.


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