Ultra Electronics TCS wins US Army contract
Ultra Electronics has announced that it has been awarded orders for tactical communications equipment totalling $23 million by the US Army. Under the contract, Ultra will supply shelter upgrade kits and additional AN/GRC-245 radios for the US Army's Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) programme.
According to Ultra, the kits will be used to upgrade the AN/TRC-190 sheltered line-of-sight (LOS) radio communications system to be compatible with Internet Protocol-based networks and will enable the use of 34 Mbps full-duplex links with the AN/GRC-245 radio. The US Army is transitioning to an Everything-over-IP (EOIP) network model and this latest equipment from Ultra TCS will greatly extend the lifecycle of the deployed radio product by enabling it to interface with the more modern network.
The AN/GRC-245 is a high-capacity-line-of-sight (HCLOS) tactical radio capable of up to 34 Mbps data throughput. It provides full-duplex operation in Band 1 (225 to 400 MHz) and Band 3+ (1350 to 2690 MHz), with an option to upgrade to Band 4 (4400 to 5000 MHz).
According to the company, deliveries of the shelter kits and radios are expected to be completed by December 2012.
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