Press release

U.S. Marine Corps selects PacStar® Secure Wireless Command Post to provide access for Classified Mobile Devices at the Network Edge

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a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions
for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that U.S.
Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has selected components from PacStar
Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP) for network infrastructure,
encryption and cybersecurity for the Marine Common Handheld (MCH)
program. The PacStar system will provide secure, encrypted access to
classified networks for smart mobile devices at the very edge of the
tactical network. The program will follow Commercial Solutions for
Classified (CSfC) requirements to provide secure wireless access.

According to the program synopsis on,
this is a commercial acquisition for Marine Air Ground Task force
(MAGTF), for secure mobile computing at the battle space tactical edge
with Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) systems. The requirement
is for a modular, man-portable equipment suite that allows the
warfighter to quickly acquire targets in day, night, and near
all-weather visibility conditions; and control close air support (CAS)
as well as 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 Command and Control/Situational Awareness (C2/SA) to tactical
combat, combat support and combat service support commanders, leaders,
and key C2 nodes using digital communications.

Under the program, PacStar will provide commercial, small-form factor,
rugged networking modules based on the proven, industry-leading PacStar
SWCP system. PacStar SWCP delivers CSfC
with extensively certified components – making
classified communications possible over commercial technologies – in
tactical and expeditionary operations. The solution includes PacStar
IQ-Core Crypto Manager, speeding set-up and configuration and reducing
monitoring challenges, making fielding CSfC in tactical settings
practical for the first time.

“PacStar SWCP small form factor enables U.S. Marine Corps to leverage
the power of smart mobile devices at the very edge of the network, for
mission critical warfighting operations,” said Peggy Miller, chief
executive officer, PacStar. “This new program selection helps us deliver
on PacStar’s mission to deliver secure wireless everywhere.”

The program has the potential to acquire up to $48 million in systems,
under a five-year IDIQ awarded to information technology company iGov

and IQ-Core
Crypto Manager
are available today for use with PacStar-designed
tactical and enterprise systems, as well as separately for integration
on OEM systems and insertion into existing programs of record. To learn
more about PacStar, IQ-Core Software and PacStar CSfC Solutions, visit

About PacStar

Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading provider of
advanced communications solutions for a wide range of military,
intelligence and commercial applications. PacStar created and
manufactures its COTS-based rugged, small form factor expeditionary and
mobile communications systems. Separately, it developed integrated,
network communications management software, IQ-Core® Software, for the
military, federal, state/local government and emergency responder
markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software, hardware technology
and integrated solutions provide secure, command, control and
communications systems, particularly in remote or infrastructure starved
areas. In addition, PacStar’s communications systems are ideally suited
for commercial/industrial organizations with mission-critical field
communications requirements. For additional information, please visit,
and Twitter @pacstarcomm.