Officials of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $288.5 million order to Rockwell Collins on Monday for the AN/ARC-210 family of radio equipment for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and allied military forces.
The AN/ARC-210 radio operates over frequencies from 30 to 512 MHz, covering UHF and VHF bands with AM, FM, and satellite communications. It includes embedded anti-jam waveforms like 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.
Rockwell Collins won an $82.6 million Navy order last month for AN/ARC-210 radios.
The ARC-210 aircraft radio provides VHF close-air-support radio communications on 30-88 MHz frequencies; navigation on 108-118 MHz; air traffic control on 118-137 MHz; land mobile communications on 137-156 MHz; and maritime communications on 156-174 MHz.
Rockwell Collins has been building the AN/ARC-210 radio since 1990; it is installed on more than 180 platforms and is operating in more than 40 countries. As of 2010, 30,000 had been produced and by October 2016, 40,000 had been delivered.
The radios also provide aircraft with UHF military and homeland defense communications on 225-512 MHz frequencies; and public-safety communications on 806-824, 851-869, 869-902, and 935-941 frequencies.
The AN/ARC-210 also has a connector in the back of the radio for an Ethernet input for network-centric warfare. It also provides embedded programmable information security per the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) Cryptographic Modernization Initiative.
On this order Rockwell Collins will do the work in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and should be finished by September 2021. For more information contact Rockwell Collins online at www.rockwellcollins.com, or the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at www.navair.navy.mil/nawcad.
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