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DMR deliveries to US Navy continue

20th February 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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General Dynamics Mission Systems has received a contract from the US Navy for the continued procurement, testing and delivery of the AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radio (DMR), the company announced on 16 February.

The five year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is worth $208 million.

The DMRs provide multiple communication waveforms and multi-level information security for secure tactical voice and data transmissions aboard US Navy ships and submarines.

The improved DMR will increase the transmission rates while reducing static and other audio noise for crisp, clear voice communications. The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform was added to the DMR in 2012 to enhance the navy’s beyond line-of-site, or satellite voice and data communications by connecting to the MUOS satellite communications network.

The DMRs are also equipped with the Advanced Infosec Machine encryption chip to handle classified information at the Type 1 – top secret level and below. The radios also communicate simultaneously at multiple levels of security, on each of the radio's four channels.

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