The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded a $420 million contract to Rockwell Collins to continue the delivery of its legacy ARC-210 radio systems aboard military aircrafts for the next four years.
Now in its fifth generation, the ARC-210 provides multimode voice and data communications to more than 180 types of military aircrafts and employs several frequencies for radio communication that are resistant to enemy jamming.
“This contract validates the superior performance of the ARC-210 and reaffirms its standing as the U.S. Department of Defense’s preferred airborne radio,” said Mike Jones, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins. “The ARC-210 will continue to provide U.S. and allied warfighters with unprecedented levels of situational awareness and communication that lead to enhanced safety along with greater mission effectiveness.”
The ARC-210 SDR provides Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) UHF data link, SATCOM Integrated Waveform and Combat Net Radio capabilities and is certified with Tactical Secure Voice 2, making it the only modernized, qualified airborne software defined radio with such capability.