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AUSA 2018: US Army selects Thales for Leader Radio IDIQ

3rd October 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Thales has received a ten year IDIQ contract for the US Army’s 2-Channel Leader Radio programme, the company announced on 27 September.

The programme will provide soldiers with dismounted and mounted communications and address the army’s network modernisation strategy.

Thales’ Leader Radio, the AN/PRC-148C Improved Multiband Inter-Intra Team Radio (IMBITR), embedded with the TrellisWare’s TSM waveform, will enable soldiers to conduct voice and data communications without the need to carry two separate radios. The IMBITR provides assured, simultaneous networked voice, data and video communications for improved situational awareness while ensuring joint and coalition interoperability.

As a software-defined radio, the IMBITR allows for future upgrades to new and emerging waveforms. Additionally, through mission modules, the IMBITR addresses future communications convergence requirements with currently available ISR and signal intelligence/electronic warfare modules.

The IMBITR solution enables redundancy and resiliency while maintaining ground-to-ground and ground-to-air communications, critical narrowband very high frequency/ultra high frequency and tactical satellite communications, along with a second wideband channel providing a world-class, mobile, ad hoc networking waveform.

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