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Raytheon introduces new system for tactical networked communications

15th June 2010 - 19:40 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Raytheon Company is introducing the new Enhanced Mobile Ad-Hoc Network Radio System to provide netted communications and tactical data for coalition interoperability.

Available for coalition forces, EMARS delivers easy-to-use and proven capabilities for seamless coalition use on vehicular and dismounted applications.

"Our new EMARS system supports a broad range of time-critical missions such as air defense, command and control, and situational awareness, as well as user-defined host applications," said Brian McKeon, vice president, Raytheon Network Centric Systems Integrated Communications Systems. "It supplies twice the data rate of our earlier system to enable EMARS' enhanced multifunction capability and provides even greater efficiency in secure wireless data exchange."

EMARS brings together Raytheon's proven Enhanced Position Location Reporting System-XF-I and MicroLight DH500 handheld radio and leverages the company's integral MANET (mobile ad-hoc networking) technology. The tactical system automatically and continually adapts to network changes, including those in challenging urban environments. It provides a wireless, Internet Protocol capability network that implements Advanced Encryption Standard encryption over an extended frequency range.

The system also uses the most advanced EPLRS waveform available for simultaneous voice, video, data and critical position location information. With more than 25,000 units fielded across the US armed services, Canada and Australia, EPLRS is one of the most widely used tactical wireless networks today.

Source: Raytheon


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