Military Embedded Systems

Small Form Factor software-defined radio contract won by Cubic


July 27, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. Cubic Corporation announced its Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) business division won the Small Form Factor (SFF) Radio Phase 2 task order worth over $10 million under the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Data Links Enterprise (DLE) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract.

According to the company, Cubic will develop two prototype variants, a SFF Software Definable Radio (SDR) for a dismounted warfighter and a generic Open Mission Systems/Open Communication Subsystem (OMS/OCS) 3U VPX Air Data Terminal (ADT) enabling the exchange of various information types and formats.

As an industry player in protected communications, Cubic’s portfolio of products includes the Multiband Miniature Transceiver (MMT) and Nano Modem Transceiver (nMT) Software Defined Radios (SDR); Halo Software Defined Antenna; and the Merlin Protected Waveform.

Leveraging its protected communications solutions experience, Cubic claims it will develop and demonstrate a leading-edge capability for the USAF that features significant size, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) reduction.

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