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AUSA 2016: Army pursues 7,000 new radios

28th September 2016 - 14:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


The US Army initiated a full and open competition for the Small Airborne Networking Radio (SANR) through its 11 August 2016 release of a draft Request for Proposals (RFP). 

The RFP calls for up to 7,000 two-channel radios that will offer a critical link between Army rotary wing aviation platforms and ground forces. SANR will replace the ARC-201D radios in the Army’s aviation platforms and provide soldiers with increased data, video, situational awareness, friendly force tracking and voice clarity.

In contrast to the ARC-201D, the two-channel SANR, which will be integrated into Army aircraft, will use three waveforms, with the

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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