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Rohde & Schwarz selected for KC-390 airborne transceivers

10th September 2012 - 14:54 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has been selected by Embraer Defense & Security to supply its M3AR software defined VHF/UHF airborne transceiver for use in the KC-390 military transport aircraft. This latest contract brings the number of R&S M3AR radios sold worldwide to more than 6,000 units.

Under the contract, R&S will deliver the first VHF/UHF airborne transceivers for KC-390 prototype development by 2013. Embraer is building and delivering the KC-390 aircraft for the Brazilian government, and additional aircraft are currently planned for use in other countries. Each KC-390 aircraft will be equipped with two R&S M3AR radios including frequency hopping and encryption capabilities.

According to the company, the KC-390 is the latest generation of transport aircraft to be equipped with airborne transceivers from R&S. The R&S M3AR transceiver is also used in various other aircraft types such as the A400M, Eurofighter, NH90, TIGER and F16. Customers around the world rely on the R&S M3AR transceiver to provide secure and reliable radio communication in the most challenging environments.

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