Exelis announced today that it has successfully demonstrated a network deployment based on new capability enhancements to the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS).
The new technology enhancements provide greater networking capability for SINCGARS tactical radios with more than 580,000 delivered to date. Some of the demonstrated enhancements were the Embedded Tactical Data Router (ETDR), C4i Switchplus, SideHat and the latest release of software for the SINCGARS radio platform.
As part of the SINCGARS Software Version 9 release, users now have access to SINCGARS - Universal Network Situational Awareness. This software update provides position location information for every radio and beacon-equipped platform or soldier on the battlefield. During the AEWE, the capability was integrated with both Joint Battle Command-Platform and Nett Warrior computers resulting in a common operating picture at the company and platoon levels.
Additionally, the ETDR that was demonstrated at AEWE provides data routing among not only different radios, but also among different waveforms. The ETDR was also integrated into the existing SINCGARS footprint.