Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Deliver IQ-Core Software for Enhanced Battlefield NetOps

Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Deliver IQ-Core Software for Enhanced Battlefield NetOps
Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Deliver IQ-Core Software for Enhanced Battlefield NetOps
Press release
November 10, 2020

Curtiss-Wright’s PacStar Business Awarded U.S. Army Contract to Deliver IQ-Core Software for Enhanced Battlefield NetOps

PacStar's management software delivers network visibility across at-the-halt and on-the-move communications for U.S. Army Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN)

ASHBURN, Va. – November 10, 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced that its recently acquired business, PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), was awarded a five-year contract to support U.S. Army network modernization efforts being executed by Project Manager Tactical Network (PM TN). The contract will deliver more than 9,000 licenses of its flagship IQ-Core Software to enable secure, tactical, and distributed network management. As a result, the U.S. Army will gain unprecedented network operations visibility and control that extends across many programs including at-the-halt and on-the-move networking within the Army’s brigade combat teams, network management and monitoring conducted at worldwide Regional Hub Node centers, and Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB) modernization efforts.

“We remain committed to delivering best-in-class battlefield NetOps solutions, and we are thrilled to continue our work with the U.S. Army for the deployment of IQ-Core Software across PM Tactical Networks,” said Lynn Bamford, President, Defense and Power Segments, Curtiss-Wright Corporation. “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.”

“PacStar is proud to continue to support the U.S. Army with this deployment to deliver enhanced communications capabilities for the PM TN,” said Peggy J. Miller, Senior General Manager, PacStar. “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.”

IQ-Core Software is a comprehensive management software application comprised of three major editions: IQ-Core Remote Operations and Management (ROAM) for distributed management; IQ-Core Crypto Manager (CM) for Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) and Virtual Private Network (VPN) management; and IQ-Core Network Communications Manager (NCM) for nodal management -- delivering unprecedented Network Operations Center (NOC)-to-node management capabilities for enhanced battlefield NetOps.

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

Additional key benefits that IQ-Core Software can deliver:

  • Increases visibility: IQ-Core Software unifies all network management interfaces under one common UI and provides enhanced visibility across nodes -- even in environments with disconnected, intermittent, and limited (DIL) connectivity
  • Reduces complexity: IQ-Core Software delivers simplified network management to address the explosion of NetOps tools, many of which are duplicative, that DoD organizations currently must try to manage
  • Drives down costs: IQ-Core Software reduces costs by eliminating redundant solutions under different network management tools and addresses NetOps complexity by aggregating them under one single unified interface.


About PacStar’s Family of Leading Battlefield Solutions

PacStar’s industry-leading family of advanced communications solutions addresses a wide range of military, intelligence, and commercial applications. PacStar created and manufactures 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.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company is headquartered in Davidson, N.C., and employs approximately 8,300 people worldwide. For more information, visit


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John Wranovics

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years of experience in managing media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.