Military Embedded Systems

Modernized ARC 210 Gen5 radio delivered to Navy Air Combat Electronics program


September 17, 2014

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Rockwell Collins delivered their first Modernized Type I Cryptographic Airborne radio to the U.S. Navy. The AN/ARC-210, certified by the National Security Agency with Tactical Secure Voice (TSV) 2, replaces existing ARC-210 radios.

The original product is currently on more than 180 different aircraft platforms in 45 countries and is now available to be integrated on the following platforms: E-2D Hawkeye, E-6B, and F-16 Falcon, along with Marine One Presidential and MH-60R/S helicopters.

The ARC-210 Gen5 radio has a software-defined Multi-Waveform Architecture, which is an optimized Software Communications Architecture that has embedded programmable next-generation crypto and extended frequencies to 941 MHz. The modernized radio also provides Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) UHF data link, SATCOM Integrated Waveform (IW), and Combat Net Radio capabilities.


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