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Rockwell’s ARC-210 passes DNH testing for MUOS

16th February 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Rockwell Collins' airborne V/UHF radio has passed military security requirements for operation with the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) new Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), the company announced on 14 February.

The sixth generation ARC-210 RT-2036 radio has passed ‘Do No Harm’ (DNH) testing carried out by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. According to the company, the ARC-210 the only airborne radio on the market to have completed testing using the most current MUOS waveform.

Rockwell Collins conducted initial ARC-210 MUOS flight testing in 2013 and will begin fielding in 2018. A US Air Force F-16 will be the first aircraft to be equipped with the radio.

MUOS is the next-generation SATCOM system used by the DoD for air and ground communications, operating in the Ultra High Frequency band for greater overall capacity and signal quality. MUOS allows any combination of voice, data or video to be accessed while providing soldiers with improved communications capabilities, especially within rough terrain and beyond line of sight situations compared to legacy systems.

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