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DoD orders more than 11,000 software-defined radios

23rd September 2020 - 09:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon Technologies company Collins Aerospace is providing the US armed forces with 11,313 of its AN/ARC-210(V) software-defined radios (SDRs), under a $316.73 million contract modification from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.

The SDR units will be installed on more than 400 strategic and tactical airborne, seaborne and land-based platforms for the US Army, US Coast Guard, USMC and USN, as well as other government agencies and FMS customers.

Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is expected to be completed by September 2023.  

Shephard Defence Insight notes that the AN/ARC-210 family is the standard UHF/VHF airborne communications system for the USN and USAF, as well as being utilised by other US services and allies.

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