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Rockwell Collins bags further orders at CANSEC

30th May 2014 - 11:48 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rockwell Collins will supply its 721S radio to the Royal Canadian Navy under a new agreement announced on 28 May. The company announced the order from CANSEC 2014 in Ottawa, Canada.

The radios will complement naval platforms already equipped with the SubNet Relay system, enabling naval forces to exchange operational information faster and more reliably. The radio will be tested with SubNet Relay at data rates as high as 2 megabits per second in a 500 kilohertz channel, to meet advanced communications capability requirements.

The 721S radio is a drop-in, software-defined radio replacement for the legacy Rockwell Collins AN/GRC-171 communications system. According to the company it can be installed in five minutes and weighs 60 percent less than its predecessor, offering updated technology.

Lee Obst, managing director, Rockwell Collins in Canada, said: ‘The Royal Canadian Navy is the latest in a series of international militaries to acquire the 721S radio for naval operations. The growing popularity of the 721S is largely driven by its proven ability to meet the speed and data needs of our customers.’

The 721S is fully interoperable with legacy radios in use by coalition forces and includes a new remote control feature that allows customers to upgrade their installations for ‘lights out’ operation, reducing manpower needs. The radio also features Rockwell Collins’ patented Clarity technology, which eliminates background noise in both transmit and receive modes and provides four times the communications coverage compared to legacy radios.

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