Two companies land contracts to supply electronics spare parts for legacy military radios
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 25 July 2016. Military radios manufacturers Harris Corp. and Rockwell Collins have landed contracts collectively worth 53.6 million to supply electronics spare parts for legacy military radios.
Officials of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime segment at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announced a $22.5 million contract last week to the Harris RF Communications segment in Rochester, N.Y., for Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) circuit card assembly parts.
Also last week the Naval Supply Systems command Weapon Systems Support division in Philadelphia announced a $31.1 million contract to Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for AN/ARC-210 weapon-replaceable assembly and repair.
SINCGARS, developed in the mid-1980s by the ITT Corp. Communications Systems segment in Fort Wayne, Ind., is a networked military radio that uses frequency hopping and encryption to handle secure voice and data communications over frequencies from 30 to 87.975 MHz.
ITT Corp. spun off its communications segment in early 2012, which became Exelis. Harris Corp. acquired Exelis in early 2015. More than 570,000 SINCGARS radios have been purchased by U.S. and allied militaries.
The latest-generation The AN/ARC-210 Gen V programmable digital aircraft radio from Rockwell Collins provides two-way, multi-mode voice and data communications over frequencies from 30 to 512 MHz, covering UHF and VHF bands with AM, FM, and satellite communications (SATCOM) capabilities.
The ARC-210 radio also includes embedded anti-jam waveforms, including Have Quick and SINCGARS, and other data link and secure communications features for battlefield interoperability and transfer of data, voice, and imagery. The radios communicate with other avionics over a MIL-STD-1553 data bus.
Harris will do the work on its contract in Rochester, N.Y., and should be finished by July 2021. Rockwell Collins will do its work in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, and should be finished by July 2021. The contract has options that could increase its value to $67 million and its duration to July 2026.
For more information contact Harris RF Communications online at www.harris.com, Rockwell Collins at www.rockwellcollins.com, the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime at www.dla.mil/LandandMaritime, or the Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support-Philadelphia at https://www.navsup.navy.mil/navsup/ourteam/navsupwss.