C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Raytheon readies updated ARC-231 radios for US Army

15 May 2018

The US Army has awarded Raytheon a USD11.9 million contract for low-rate initial production of the modernised AN/ARC-231 multimode aviation radio suite (MARS) hardware components.

The AN/ARC-231 MARS provides secure two-way voice and data communications over the 30–512 MHz frequency range for army aircraft, including the AH-64A/D/E Apache, UH-60A/L/M/V Blackhawk, CH-47D/F Chinook, OH-58D/F Kiowa Warrior, and UH-72 Lakota, as well as its unmanned aircraft systems, Lorenzo Cortes, spokesperson for Raytheon, told Jane's .

Under terms of the contract, Raytheon will manufacture and deliver the AN/ARC-231 hardware for platform qualification. It will also provide technical and engineering services to support study, analysis, test, training, integration, and qualification, as well as develop hardware and software updates.

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