ELTA Systems launches new airborne radio for network-centric operations
IAI's ELTA Systems business has announced the release of the ARC 840 Software Defined Radio – Network Centric Operations (SDR-NCO) system.
This airborne communications system provides voice, video and data traffic over a frequency range including VHF, UHF and L-bands. It is designed to be interoperable with existing military and commercial radios, allowing aircrews to communicate with each other and across a multi-domain task force.
SDR-NCO can also support network applications such as C2, navigation or video sharing, and is compliant with the SCA 4.1 standard set by the Joint Tactical Networking Center,
SDR-NCO offers secure communications, implementing COMSEC, TRANSEC frequency-hopping support and LPI (low probability of intercept) techniques, as well as multi-standard GNSS with a Rubidium clock for backup.
The system comprises two user-swappable RF modules, allowing customised frequency band combinations for a given mission.
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