Expeditionary

Connecting our Warfighters in Demanding Environments

Mobile communication facilities (MCFs or “COMMS Shelters”) often are critical for our Warfighters wherever their mission takes them. VT Group is a leader in delivering MCFs – with 20 years and hundreds of successes. Our MCFs are custom, scalable, physically secure, climate controlled, rugged, power-redundant and container-based shelters that answer the need for temporary and permanent telecommunication centers.  Our MCFs can handle the information flow for an entire military command or company, from network connectivity and tactical commands to satellite links. We deliver a turnkey, cost-effective, on-schedule product that you can count on.

Our MCFs serve U.S. armed forces including ARCENT, AFCENT, CENTCOM, DHS and SPAWAR as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. We provided and now support the COMMs Shelters and Technical Control Facilities (TCFs) for the U.S. Army in forward-operating bases in Afghanistan. In addition to development, refurbishment, installation and testing services, we often provide MCFs transportation; set up; connection to local utilities and/or diesel generators; and training of personnel in installing, configuring, operating and maintaining the shelters.

Our fully-integrated MCFs include cabling, racks, routers, switches, lighting, cable trays, cooling and power options – all of which are scalable to support emerging technologies and advanced networking capabilities. MCF solutions include:

  • Network control center
  • Information transfer node
  • Technical control facility
  • Main distribution frame
  • Air surveillance radar shelter
  • Power distribution shelter
  • Transmitter receiver shelter
  • Air traffic control communications shelter
  • Radar approach control shelter
  • Combined air operations center
  • Radio over Internet protocol router network
  • Secure and non-secure Internet protocol router networks
  • Secret Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF)

Our containers meet all U.S. Department of Transportation standards, and our electronics or telecommunications wiring meets or exceeds ANSI/TIA/EIA wiring standards. We provide custom shelters for your unique applications, such as:

  • Communications facilities
  • Power distribution systems
  • Air traffic control
  • Inspection stations
  • Quality assessments
  • Secure operations
  • Weather monitoring
  • Disaster preparedness and response
  • Medical facilities
  • Pier-side facilities
  • Logistics support
  • Office and living facilities
  • Secret Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF)

Field Engineering and Installation

VT Group successfully implements communications and infrastructure projects in remote locations around the world – often under tough deadlines. Since 2010, we supported critical missions in more than 32 countries with more than $350 million of products and services with nearly 2,000 VT Group full-time equivalents (FTE) in such diverse places as Afghanistan, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Cuba, Djibouti, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Kingdom.

Our highly skilled and responsive engineering and installation teams provide:

  • Site surveys and survey documentation
  • Inside Plan and Outside Plant (ISP/OSP) cable plant engineering and installation according to Navy Shore guidance as well as DoD Protected Distribution System (PDS) policies
  • Solutions design, upgrades, conversion, and assessment of new and existing network infrastructure including NIPRNET, SIPRNET, CENTRIXS, analog telephones, Armed Forces Network (AFN) and wireless networks
  • Installation of cable trays, Electrical Metallic Tubing (EMT), Cat 6 single-mode and multi-mode fiber optic cable, RF access points, active/passive devices, data servers, wall interconnect centers, cabinets/racks, patch panels, termination blocks and drops
  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Video Teleconference (VTC), digital signage and layer 2/3 switch support services
  • Local Area Network (LAN) upgrades
  • Communications cabinets, cable pathway hardware (conduit, trays, pull boxes, installation hardware, etc.), protective distribution systems, safes and crypto gear
  • Removal and/or relocation of wireless equipment
  • Installation of OSP manholes, hand-holes and conduit