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U.S. Air Force to advance its F-16 communications capabilities with next-generation radio from Rockwell Collins

29 November 2017
  • First airborne V/UHF radio to be certified with Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 29, 2017) – A U.S. Air Force F-16 will be the first to be equipped with Rockwell Collins’ next-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) networked communications airborne radio, the first ever to include Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) and support Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities.

The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) expands on a long tradition of highly reliable, secure communication capabilities and upon final certification from the National Security Agency, will begin deployment to warfighter platforms. The radio system is a part of Rockwell Collins’ TruNet™ family of products that ensures secure connectivity between ground and airborne units and complements the recently released PRC-162 two-channel manpack radio. Integrating the latest line of sight and networking waveforms, the ARC-210 provides connectivity for data, voice and imagery for both manned and unmanned applications.

“We heard, understood and are delivering the new communications capabilities being called for on the modern battlefield,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication, Navigation and Electronic Warfare Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Users of the ARC-210 radio will benefit from the latest in secure communications technology, gaining a tactical advantage over the enemy.”

As the sixth-generation solution, the RT-2036(C) joins more than 45,000 highly reliable ARC-210 radios that are currently fielded across the globe.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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