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October 31, 2016

Rome Research to operate and maintain USAF’s communication network

PAR Technology subsidiary Rome Research Corporation (RRC) has been contracted to support the US Air Force's (USAF) communication network.

PAR Technology subsidiary Rome Research Corporation (RRC) has been contracted to support the US Air Force's (USAF) communication network.

Valued at $5.2m, the subcontract was awarded to RRC by Delta Solutions & Strategies.

The contract requires RRC to provide operation and maintenance of the USAF Air Combat Command (ACC) High-Frequency Global Communication System – Puerto Rico Station (HFGCS-PRS).

"PAR’s experience and extensive knowledge in performing these services were significant factors in the award decision."

PAR Technology government business president Matthew Cicchinelli said: “We are pleased that the United States Air Force has selected the Delta Solutions Team to provide these mission-critical telecommunications services.

“PAR’s experience and extensive knowledge in performing these services were significant factors in the award decision.

"We look forward to supporting USAF’s HF Global Communication System mission.”

HFGCS-PRS is one of 13 high-powered, high-frequency stations across the world which make up the USAF’s Command and Control (C2) network.

USAF's HFGCS is a network of single sideband shortwave transmitters which is used to communicate with aircraft in flight, ground stations, and some US Navy surface assets.

This is used to place telephone calls from the aircraft in flight via the Defense Switched Network (DSN) to an air force base to obtain local weather conditions, to arrange for refuelling, and to inform the base of the number of passengers and crew.

All receiving and transmitting sites in the HF-GCS system across the globe are remotely controlled from Andrews Air Force Base and Grand Forks Air Force Base.

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