Securing and Modernizing Communications: A Unified Network for our Nation’s Warfighters


The Unified Network is advancing the U.S. Army’s information dominance through the integration and deployment of enterprise-wide, network-centric information management, and communications to meet vital defense mission requirements, both current and future. This information dominance empowers our Nation’s warfighters to maintain land dominance by circulating decisive information to the proper communities, at the right time.

Communication programs equip the Army, its Soldiers, Joint Warfighters, and other mission and coalition partners with the tools needed to communicate effectively with each other through strategic information sharing, enterprise services, and command and control infrastructure.

Since 2021, MetroStar has provided program support to modernize the Army’s installation network infrastructure (voice, video, data, and connectivity installation capabilities) across the Continental United States (CONUS). Standardizing architecture and modernizing equipment strengthens the Army’s warfighting capabilities by increasing both network bandwidth and security.

These modernization efforts transform the Department of Defense’s (DoD) network into a centralized, more secure, operationalized, and sustainable enterprise. MetroStar engineers adeptly furnish, field, and assess a Unified Capabilities-ready infrastructure system, connecting desktops to the DoD information network, as well as support Home Station Mission Command Centers, CONUS-based Strategic Command Centers, and Tech Control Facilities.

highlights of roles:

As the prime contractor, MetroStar drives modernization in the following areas:

  • Develop solutions to challenges based on technology insertion and new product integration (e.g., hardware, software, system integration, architecture, system design, and capabilities) into an established system
  • Provide Engineering services, technical documentation, system implementation testing, independent assessments and inspections, and oversee or evaluate changes
  • Design, test, and deploy networking protocols, technologies, and solutions (e.g., OSI 7 layers, TCP/IP layers, IEEE 802.3 network protocols and standards, IETF and RFC network standards)
  • Design, test, and deploy voice networking protocols, technologies, and solutions (e.g., VOIP, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Enterprise /Local Session Controller (ESC / LSC), Session Border Controller (SBC), Media Gateway—Truck/Line Side (MG-TS, MG-LS)
  • Design, test, and deploy unified wireless technologies and solutions (e.g., IEEE 802.11 protocols, 4G LTE, 5G)
  • Provide the full scope and range of integrated logistics functions, including overall logistics management and control; vendor coordination; inventory stock-level development; receiving actions; shipping processes; packaging and preservation applications; blocking and bracing action; strapping and banding actions; and U.S. Customs validation and clearing actions
  • Supply field support services in training, maintenance, transportation, and operations
  • Conduct field engineering including maintaining equipment in an operational state, property book management, documentation, redistribution and cascade of materiel transfers, and publications, developing, and maintaining a fielding database
  • Plan, design, test, integrate, and implement telecommunications and data communications systems and related cabling infrastructures
  • Facilitate strategic decision making for current and future structure and program integration
  • Formulate strategies for streamlining processes and integrating and deploying innovative technologies

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