PacStar® Awarded $1.3 Million Contract for the JCSE TacSat Nano

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Joint Communications Support Element leads the DoD with quick-deployment tactical multiband, satellite radio, and Radio-over-IP capabilities.

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PacStar®, a leading developer of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced it has been awarded the TacSat Nano contract by 6th Contracting Squadron, MacDill AFB, FL for immediate delivery to the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command’s (JECC) Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE).

The JCSE TacSat Nano is a lightweight, compact, and flexible package that provides multiband voice (high performance waveform, SINCGARS, VHF/UHF, etc), ViaSat messaging services, and Radio-over-IP (RoIP) in a single case, easy-to-use solution. JCSE selected the PacStar 3700 to meet this mission requirement, based on its high level of integration, small size, weight and power (SWaP), and ease of use.

The TacSat Nano provides three distinct use scenarios: a) SATCOM-based UHF radio using the AN/PRC-152 handsets with external amplifiers and antennas, b) RoIP and radio interoperability (providing IP access and interoperability for up to six RF networks), and c) an AN/PRC-152 “Grab and Go” tactical radio with quick release and mobile accessories, providing soldier handset service.

“JCSE is using the PacStar 3700 to provide RoIP-based communication capabilities to Combatant Commanders, Joint Special Operations and other agencies as needed,” said Jeff Sinclair, vice president of sales, PacStar. “The PacStar 3700 provides a new standard in size and capability, merging tactical radio and IP communications in the field.”

JCSE, a subordinate joint command of the JECC, provides communications support at tactical, operational and strategic levels for contingency operations, as directed by U.S. Transportation Command. Using the latest communications technology, JCSE, based at MacDill AFB, Tampa, Fla., maintains a professional force of trained, rapidly deployable communications experts providing the latest forms of network and telecommunications capabilities.

“PacStar is proud to provide the PacStar 3700 to JCSE,” said Bob Dunn, chief executive officer, PacStar. “This contract win follows previous JCSE awards to PacStar of the JCSE Initial Entry and Early Entry Packages, demonstrating our successful track record of delivery and support.”

About PacStar
Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar®) is a leading technology-based systems integrator that delivers advanced, reliable and interoperable tactical and enterprise communications systems to the military, federal, state and local government agencies, as well as emergency responders. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software and hardware technology and integration/installation services provide secure, command, control and communications systems – particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s unified and tactical network communications systems are ideally suited for commercial sector organizations with mission-critical, complex communications requirements. For additional information, please visit

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