Mast-mounted microwave data radio to support forward-deployed handheld devices introduced by Ultra Electronics

MONTREAL, 1 June 2012. Ultra Electronics TCS in Montreal is a version of the Ultra High-Capacity Radio (HCR) that can send and receive data at speeds to 400 megabits per second to support handheld devices and next-generation applications at the tactical edge. The rugged data radio delivers high bandwidth throughput over long distances using point-to-point microwave wireless technology.

The microwave radio provides users with secure voice, data, video, and sensor backhaul communications in difficult, hard-to-reach, operating environments, Ultra officials say.

The HCR rugged radio is an improved and consolidated version of Ultra's AN/GRC-245 and AN/GRC-512 radios. The single-box mast-mount radio supports high-capacity line-of-sight (HCLOS) radio relay, including spectrum efficiency and long-range waveforms, as well as a full-band electronic-counter-countermeasure (ECCM) radio relay.

As a software-defined radio (SDR), the HCR facilitates technology insertions and supports interoperability with old radios such as the Ultra AN/GRC-245 and AN/GRC-512, company officials say.

The radio operates on the 4,400-to-5,000 MHz Band 4 frequencies, has a range of 25 miles line of sight; offers adaptive power control; interfaces to Ethernet IP Traffic Interface 100 BaseT, IPV4 or IPV6, SNMP Remote Control Interface 10/100 Base T, as well as interfaces to Serial Traffic G.703, V.35, and other interfaces. The radio also works with external encryption devices and offers indigenous crypto support.

The HCR supports frequency duplex and time duplex waveforms, as well as waveforms to 200 megabits per second aggregate in FD mode; to 16 megabits per second aggregate ECCM frequency hopping in TD mode; is SCA software programmable. The radio also supports high-spectral-efficiency, long-range waveforms, hops at 2,000 frequencies per second, and has an external port for positioner and smart antenna.

Users can place the mast-mounted data radio as far away from the shelter as 100 meters. The radio also operates in temperatures from -5 to 55 degrees Celsius, and at altitudes to nearly 10,000 feet.

The data radio unit measures 14.7 inches high, 15.9 inches wide, and 5.25 inches deep with no handles; and 18.5 inches high, 22.1 inches wide, 9.7 inches deep with handles. The radio weighs 38 pounds.

For more information contact Ultra Electronics TCS online at

Follow Military & Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Intelligence news updates on Twitter

Get All the Military Aerospace Electronics News Delivered to Your Inbox or Your Mailbox

Subscribe to Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:

  • C4ISR
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Computing
  • Unmanned Vehicles

Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Related Products

API DC Link Power Film Capacitors

High reliability DC link capacitors for power inverter applications which require superior life e...

Electronic Warfare VPX Products

The VPX product line includes three products: Modular Quad IF Up and Down Converter, Modular Dire...

API Technolgies Mini-MIL Connectors

A small, lightweight circular connector that offers space and weight savings with performance equ...

Hermetically-Sealed Custom Circular Connectors

API Technologies’ Spectrum Control line offers a new family of hermetically sealed circular conne...

Related Companies

API Technologies Corp

Who We Are API Technologies is a dominant technology provider of RF/microwave, microelectronics, and security technol...

Raycom Electronics

Raycom Electronics, Inc., a subsidiary of Electro Technik Industries (ETI), was incorporated in 1965.  The compa...

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

When failure is NOT an option...rely on Crane Aerospace & Electronics. We supply high-density, high-reliability c...


The Intel Xeon-D processor and its role in high-performance embedded computing (HPEC)

The rugged Intel Xeon-D server-class multicore microprocessor is set to revolutionize high-performance embedded computing. By itself, the processor will bring unprecedented power to embedded computing applic...

Harsh Environment Protection for Advanced Electronics and Components

This webinar will offer an opportunity to learn more about ultra-thin Parylene conformal coatings – how they are applied, applications they protect today, and the properties and benefits they offer, includin...

Press Releases


Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) to supply its small form factor ...

Innovative Integration Announces the FMC-Servo

Camarillo, CA June 19, 2015, Innovative Integration, a trusted supplier of signal processing and data acquisition hardware and software solutions, today announced the FMC-S...


Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that its Defense Solutions division has further enhanced its innovative VRD1 high definition (HD) video management system (VMS) w...

All Access Sponsors

Mil & Aero Magazine

August 2015
Volume 26, Issue 8

Download Our Apps




Follow Us On...


Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles