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US Army Tests VSAT for Global Combat Support Systems-Army Platform

ArmyChopperThe U.S. Army has performed a series of tests to evaluate the Very Small Aperture Terminal’s capability to access the service branch’s system designed to manage maintenance and supply operations, GCN reported Wednesday.

Mark Pomerleau writes the military branch has already been using VSAT to provide Internet connection to deployed uniformed personnel.

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s Maintenance Troop has found an improvement in the distribution process for construction gear, tools, clothing and repair parts when military servicemen accessed the Global Combat Support Systems-Army system through VSAT during the field test, Pomerleau reports.

The integration of VSAT with the GCSS-Army platform also works to facilitate updates on maintenance schedules, work orders and deliveries to soldiers deployed at field sites, according to the report.

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