Capt. Zachary Schofield, assistant product manager with Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems, is training 8th Army Soldiers in South Korea how to set up and use the Combat Service Support Very Small Aperture Terminal (CSS VSAT) Inflatable Satellite Antenna (ISA).
The CSS VSAT ISA makes this essential communication tool for logisticians more easily deployable as it is lighter — by nearly 300 pounds — and easier to set up than the legacy equipment it is replacing. And it fulfills the need for the expeditionary sustainment that accompanies small, agile, dispersed units in the field under the Multi-Domain Operations doctrine.
In fiscal years 2019-2020, U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) is partnering with Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) to field this major improvement to the CSS VSAT in Korea and with Focused Readiness Units.