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Rockwell Collins delivers first ARC-210 Gen5 radio to military

21st April 2011 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rockwell Collins today celebrated the delivery of the first production ARC-210 RT-1939 Gen5 radio to the US military during a ceremony held at the company's corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids. The ARC-210 Gen5 is the first-to-market airborne radio that provides software-defined networking capabilities and cryptographic modernization features for airborne platforms.

"The Gen5 radio is the first airborne radio to provide all armed services with the ability to meet the NSA's cryptographic modernization initiative," said Bruce King, vice president and general manager of Communication Products for Rockwell Collins. "The Gen5 retains all prior generation form, fit and functionality, while enabling new capabilities, such as crucial networking waveforms starting with the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), to connect air and ground assets."

"The advanced capabilities of the ARC-210 RT-1939 Gen5 radio will provide warfighters with unprecedented levels of connectivity, resulting in greater mission effectiveness and survivability," commented US Navy Capt. Ralph Portnoy, program manager for the Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209).

The ARC-210 RT-1939 Gen5 radio provides a replacement for existing ARC-210 radios, which are currently installed on more than 180 different platform types worldwide. It supports the National Security Agency's cryptographic modernization initiative and features a software defined Multi-Waveform Architecture, which is an optimized Software Communications Architecture, embedded programmable next-generation crypto and extended frequencies to 941 MHz. The Gen5 radio will provide the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) UHF data link capability and will include future software updates for Tactical Secure Voice (TSV), Integrated Waveform, Combat Net Radio and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities. In addition, the RT-1939 can be upgraded to support future capability for Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW).

Source: Rockwell Collins

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