Posted by John McHale
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 4 Dec. 2010. The Rockwell Collins RT-1939(C) ARC-210 Gen5 radio has received National Security Agency (NSA) Type 1 Certification. The ARC-210 Gen5 radio features a Software Communications Architecture compliant software defined radio architecture, embedded programmable next generation crypto and extended frequencies to 941 MHz. In addition, the Gen5 radio is upgradeable to a Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) UHF data link and supports insertion of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and Tactical Secure Voice (TSV) capabilities. The ARC-210 Gen5 radio is the first military airborne transceiver to provide a modern, embedded, fully programmable information security capability, Rockwell Collins officials say. In addition, the ARC-210 Gen5 radio provides a form and fit replacement for existing ARC-210 radios. "The ARC-210 Gen5 radio is the newest generation of Rockwell Collins' V/UHF communication products," says Bruce King, vice president and general manager of Communications Products for Rockwell Collins. "This radio will provide superior performance in the transfer of point-to-point and networked data, voice, and imagery." The certification is the culmination of a development contract that was awarded by the U.S. Navy in 2006.