USMC selects PacStar SWCP for MCH programme
The US Marine Corps Systems Command has selected components from PacStar's Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) for network infrastructure, encryption and cybersecurity for the Marine Common Handheld (MCH) programme.
The PacStar system will provide secure, encrypted access to classified networks for smart mobile devices at the very edge of the tactical network. The programme will secure mobile computing at the tactical edge via a modular, man-portable equipment suite that allows the user to quickly acquire targets in day, night, and near all-weather visibility conditions for control close air support, artillery and naval surface fire support missions.
The MCH system will further serve as a digital information processing and display system that provides integrated, on-the-move secure, timely, and relevant C2/situational awareness to tactical combat, combat support and combat service support commanders, leaders, and key C2 nodes using digital communications.
Under the programme, PacStar will provide commercial, small-form factor, rugged networking modules based on PacStar SWCP system. The solution includes PacStar IQ-Core Crypto Manager, speeding set-up and configuration and reducing monitoring challenges.
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