Photo Credit: Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division
As a component of its services, Product Director Common Hardware Systems, or PdD CHS, ruggedizes hardware and provides environmental testing to ensure that equipment meets operational standards. Based on environmental and mission requirements, customers can choose from three levels of ruggedization for their equipment, such as this Pocket-sized Forward Entry Device, which is used in fire support operations. PdD CHS transitioned to the newly established Project Director Network Enablers, bringing together the products that serve as the critical enablers of the Army's tactical communications and data network.