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New African TAC-PAK Mobile Command Centers Deploy VSAT Satellite Terminals For Fast, Portable High Speed Voice/Data Transmission

By 308 Systems
New African TAC-PAK Mobile Command Centers Deploy VSAT Satellite Terminals For Fast, Portable High Speed Voice/Data Transmission
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FORT COLLINS, Colorado, November 7, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Multiple African military, peacekeeping and First Responders deploy VSAT satellite terminals from 308 Systems as a pivotal technology in ensuring fast, effective responses during critical missions.

Communication always plays a vital role in the completion of missions throughout the African continent. Imagine the necessity of swift and accurate data transmission during military actions or disaster response within countries such as Angola, Chad, Nigeria, and South Africa.


Photo 1: (TAC-PAK Mobile Command System)

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Previously, African military and humanitarian personnel have found themselves trying to communicate in the midst of total terrestrial chaos and destruction using legacy radio systems and outdated command infrastructure. Given a recent flare-up of hostilities in many regions, military operations in Ethiopia, Ghana and Sudan recognized the need for more command resources in the remote, communications sterile locations - and deployed TAC-PAK/VSAT(Very Short Aperture Terminals) satcom mobile command systems.

These custom-configured “mobile command in a box” TAC-PAK/VSAT systems, manufactured by 308 Systems Inc in Fort Collins , Colorado (, and supported in Africa by local partners, are follow-on to previously deployed systems. The new systems were custom-configured to meet specific mission field communication requirements, including linking field radios to cell phones and computers throughout the country. From the base operations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, one General said “These systems are like gold out in the field.”

Military and peacekeeping mission completion is easier said than done due to the fluid and remote nature of each operation, and the presence of ravaged infrastructure. Swift, reliable and precise communication is critical, yet tough to attain in remote or devastated terrain. However, the recent deployment of TAC-PAK/VSAT technology from 308 Systems enabled the military forces in Ethiopia, Ghana and Sudan to communicate quickly and precisely.

With multiple form factors and VSAT data rates up to 6mbps, this TAC-PAK/VSAT flyaway kit combination provided spectacular deployment flexibility, operated anywhere with great efficiency, and is packaged in a rugged, small, and highly portable form factor easily loaded into a pickup truck or similar deploying vehicle. This effectively turned any local vehicle into a “Mobile Command Center”.

This extensive Mobile Command/VSAT lineup represents the latest state-of-the-art high bandwidth mobile command /communication solutions from 308 Systems. Additional products such as the SATPAK wireless relay systems(, can be combined to ensure teams or organizations have reliable satcom and radio signal access from anywhere, including previously signal blocked areas such as mountain valleys, tunnels and urban canyon buildings.

Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of 308 Systems.

Contact: Mark Lueker


Email: [email protected]


About 308 Systems

308 Systems (, supplies a broad range of flyaway kit command and communication systems utilizing VSAT backhaul. Their product lineup comes in a series of small man-portable and airline checkable packages. These systems are completely customizable to meet the deploying agency's unique needs. Products address mobile networking and mobile command needs, logistics tracking, etc and have been successfully deployed at major disasters including Hurricane Katrina, and military operations such as Ghana military deployments.

From its headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado, 308 SYSTEMS frequently partners with leading local command and control companies throughout the world. This partnership philosophy has established a legacy of innovation and leadership in developing advanced, integrated communication systems that satisfy the customized specifications of worldwide military, government and commercial clients. These technical capabilities are complemented by a focus upon technical excellence, quality products, and uncompromised integrity.

For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact Mr. Mark Lueker, Director of Advanced Projects at 970/282-7006 or email [email protected]

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