At Dubai Airshow (17-21 November 2019), Collins Aerospace is promoting its 6th generation international TruNet ARC-210 radio, the AR-1500, as well as its counterpart dual channel man-pack radio, the GR-2500.
The AR-1500 is a form-fit-added function replacement of the previous generation ‘Talon’ variant, widely fielded within the UAE armed forces, and coupled with its man-pack counterpart, provides a formidable and scalable adhoc MANET capability to meet Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground, and Ground-to-Ground tactical networking needs.
One of the real challenges of tomorrow’s connected battlefield is interoperability. That’s Collins Aerospace credo and that’s why the company strongly invested in this new fixed site, airborne, and man-pack Software Defined Radios (SDR), providing the latest solution for a tactical communications network across the HF, V/UHF, and L band frequency spectrum. The goal of the SDR architecture is to maintain independence between the waveform and hardware.
Using this paradigm, Collins has demonstrated world-class products and has developed and fielded dozens of ported multiple SCA (Software Communication Architecture) –compliant waveform in its radios that are all software defined. Combined with Collins avionics and Joint Fire solutions, this capability provides armed forces with a truly connected battlefield.
“We are defining the future of interoperability by developing and porting the latest non-proprietary and exportable MANET waveform” said Ryan Bunge, Vice President Business Development for Mission Systems, at Collins Aerospace.
“Combined with sovereign country-unique AES 256 bit based encryption algorithms, customers can rest assured that their communications security and interoperability needs will be met, whilst supporting competitive procurement policies going forward,” he added.