Army considers upgrades to legacy SINCGARS radios for cryptographic modernization in contested environments

Oct. 1, 2020
As the Army defines SINCGARS modernization requirements and acquisition strategies, the program office anticipates solicitation release in late 2021.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army is looking to industry to help develop a new requirement to modernize an aging fleet of radio systems. C4ISRnet reports. Continue reading original article

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1 Oct. 2020 -- In a request for information posted in September by Army Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, Army officials say they are weighing a new radio or technology upgrades for the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) as part of the service’s Combat Net Radio (CNR) market research.

Army officials want to learn more about what industry has to offer for upgrading the SINCGARS radio to include new frequency-hopping capabilities and cryptographic modernization.

The Army leaders are developing new, more resilient RF waveforms with industry as warfighters prepare for future battles with near-peer adversaries. The Army plans to use SINCGARS radios to support fires and air defense in contested environments where data capabilities are limited. The Army wants to complete modernization by 2024.

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John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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