This order is from a long-standing international customer who recognizes not only the robustness of the SINCGARS
radio, but also the technological upgrades that have kept it on the cutting edge of battlefield communications," said Ken Harrison, the vice president and general manager of the Exelis Night Vision and Communications Solutions' international business area.
- Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System
cue, manual and net identification assignments
The ITT Exelis Spearhead VHF portable handheld tactical radio provides dismounted soldiers secure, frequency-hopping voice and packet data with integrated GPS in a small, lightweight package that is fully interoperable with the international SINCGARS
The radio provides voice and data capabilities over the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range and supports SINCGARS
, Havequick II, VHF/UHF AM and FM, APCO P25 and both DAMA and the new Integrated Waveform for satellite communications.
The Radio Test Set is powered by a BA-5372/U battery which is currently in the military inventory and used with SINCGARS
ITT Industries developed a similar device but, instead of being a handheld radio, it's intended to be attached to the vehicle-mounted single channel ground and airborne radio system, or SINCGARS
Other national or proprietary standards, such as SINCGARS
, PR4G and SEM can be integrated by software, if the operator desires.
Under the terms of the contract, ITT Aerospace/Communications, a division of ITT D&E, will produce and deliver more than 35,000 SINCGARS
receiver/transmitters to the US military beginning in mid-1998.
The Vehicular Amplifier Adapter (VAA) serves as an interface between the SINCGARS
(Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System) radio and the vehicular power source; the Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers (RFPA) amplifies a lower-power radio signal to extend the range of the signal.
and other tactical radios deliver situational awareness into the hands of the warfighter," said Chris Young, president of Harris' Communication Systems division.
According to Harris, its SINCGARS
radios serve as the secure voice communications backbone for ground forces in more than 30 countries.