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Poland acquires AR-1500 airborne radio system

The TruNet AR-1500 airborne communications system will be installed in the Polish Air Force's C-130H Hercules fleet. The system's dimensions are 250 (L) Γ— 127 (W) Γ— 142 mm (H). (Janes/Kelvin Wong)

Collins Aerospace has been awarded a contract to supply its TruNet AR-1500 networked communications airborne radio system to the Polish Air Force.

According to an announcement by the company on 14 May, the radios will be installed on the force's Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules fleet.

The AR-1500 is a single-channel export version of the ARC-210 radio software-defined radio (SDR) receiver-transmitter, offering country-unique capabilities and legacy waveforms while conforming to the latest SDR tenets and architectures, the company said.

Weighing 5.5 kg, the system is fully interoperable with earlier airborne V/UHF radio variants from Collins Aerospace and other airborne V/UHF radio systems.

The system supports a variety of waveforms, including Have-Quick I/II, Second Generation Anti-Jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO (SATURN), and Talon I/II. It also features embedded AES-256 encryption protocols and can host indigenously developed crypto.

For more information on the TruNet AR-1500 radio, please seeTruNet AR series networking airborne radio .

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