Barrett Communications – Army Technology

Barrett Communications designs and manufactures a full range of secure high-frequency (HF) and high-frequency (VHF) tactical communications solutions that are easily adaptable to specific environments, from the human package to mobile vehicles and base station configurations.

The company’s communications products and solutions are used worldwide by a wide range of defense personnel, including border security, paramilitary police, coastguards and national defense forces.

Customizable communication solutions for military applications

Barrett Communications provides customers with international technical support and personalized operator training through a support network. See the article : Navy looks to General Dynamics for big order in maritime radios for shipboard communications.

The company also provides customized solutions for high-frequency radio communication systems, with a complete design and the possibility of international installation, which includes:

  • Remote HF transmitters and receivers connected by landlines or microwave
  • LAN based control systems for remote HF transmitters and receivers
  • Operator consoles
  • Custom interfaces, control systems, operator positions
  • MIL-STD HF data systems
  • Integration of new RF equipment in existing systems
  • Turnkey installations based on mission
  • High power transmitters for GMDSS systems
  • High-power HF e-mail and data systems

All Barrett Communications products can be modified to meet any tactical need.

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Tactical RF radio system for the armed forces

The PRC-2090 Tactical HF Radio System is a multifunctional HF communication system that can be deployed as a 30W handheld package, a 125W vehicle-mounted system, or a 125W base station. This may interest you : Elbit Systems introduces portable tactical SATCOM system.

The lightweight transceiver includes an integrated automatic antenna tuner, battery management system integrated into each lithium-ion battery, operation in all modes, automatic connection (ALE) to MIL-STD 188-141B 2G (JITC certified), additional internal MIL waveform modem with stack 5066, encryption and frequency hopping.

The PRC-2090 HF Tactical Manpack transceiver allows the user to deploy full communication capability in a variety of environments. It is designed with a detachable display that can be attached to a strap, allowing use on the go or remotely from the transceiver.

Features of PRC-2090 include:

  • 1.6MHz to 30MHz continuous coverage
  • All modes J3E (USB, LSB), H3E (AM) J2A (CW) J2B (AFSK)
  • Fully submersible up to 1 m
  • Removable remote control display with advanced control
  • Advanced tactical handset
  • Improved DSP noise reduction
  • Three year warranty

Available options include:

  • Internal / external high speed data modems
  • Digital voice and data encryption 56 bits DES and 256 bits AES (subject to exported license)
  • Rapid Docking System (RDS) vehicle and basic docking system
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Very high frequency tactical radio system

The tactical VHF radio system PRC-2080 + is low frequency, which is light, compact and high quality. On the same subject : Elbit Systems wins radio systems supply contract for Asia-Pacific Army. The main controls and portability of the device are specially designed for multifunctional tactical operations.

The PRC-2080 + has multiple levels of encryption and hopping security. Analog voice and digital unencrypted data are mounted as standard. Available with Secure Fixed Digital Encrypted Mode (FF) with Digital Encrypted Free Channel Search (FCS) or Digital Encrypted Frequency Skip (FH) anti-jamming mode. It meets MIL-STD-810G specifications for immersion, vibration, fall and impact assessment.

The tactical VHF radio system PRC-2080 + plays five main roles, and the 5W model is manually portable for detachment / platoon level applications. PRC-2081 + 25W Tactical VHF Manpack is suitable for company / battalion / brigade level applications.

When located in the docking station and combined with a 50W VHF amplifier, the systems can be used for in-vehicle, re-broadcast and base station applications.

Features of the PRC-2080 + include:

  • Configurations:
    – PRC-2080 + 5W Tactical VHF handheld portable
    -PRC-2081 + 25W tactical VHF backpack
    -PRC-2082 + 50W Tactical VHF mobile phone
    -PRC-2083 + 50W tactical VHF retransmission
    -PRC-2084 + 50W Tactical VHF base
  • DSP voice and data processing
  • Backward compatible with PRC-77 and other communication equipment 30MHz – 88MHz

Rapid Deployment Systems (RFDS)

Barrett RFDS (HF and VHF) is a turnkey communication system in one housing, including radios, various power options, cables, lighting and external connections. It is designed for easy setup and operation in minutes.

The HF version is based on the tactical HF radio system PRC-2090, which provides a range of different transmission modes. It includes optional LE ALE, frequency hopping and encryption plus a Barrett 2023 internal HF modem that, in conjunction with the 2020 data system, allows the transmission of email, fax and data via HF.

The VHF variant is based on the PRC-2080 + Tactical VHF radio system, which has more than 2300 channels. It has 50W output power and a number of options for frequency hopping and encryption.

Characteristics of HF or VHF RFDS include:

  • AC and / or DC power supply
  • Built-in 12V 33Ah battery and charging
  • Ready for HF data transfer
  • Many voice and data protection options
  • Stackable transportable base station and vehicle / deployment on site

Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceiver for secure communications

The 4050 High Frequency (HF) Software Defined Radio (SDR) transceiver is the latest product in the Barrett range of high frequency communication equipment.

When the transceiver is combined with various Barrett products, it provides highly secure data transfer, email and telephone connection in the HF network, the international telephone network and the Internet.

The Barrett 4050 is fully compatible with advanced digital selective calling systems. The transceiver provides four- and six-digit selective calling features, such as options for remotely deactivating the transceiver, secure point-to-point and / or multipoint calling, status calling, GPS tracking, SMS text, and telephone connection.

The 4050 comes with a number of waveform options, including the CLOVER 2500 and the upcoming CLOVER NG standard, along with the MIL-STD-188-110A / B (STANAG 4285, 4415, 4481, 4529, 4539). These waveforms provide unmatched performance at “throughput” speeds of up to and above 19,200 bps, combined with Barrett’s latest digital transmission software and intuitive user interface.

Barrett’s GPS interface connects to each NMEA 0183 external GPS receiving antenna for tracking applications and provides location information and emergency call features to all deployed equivalently equipped HF assets.

Barrett can deliver unsurpassed performance when tracking assets over HF when combined with its upcoming GPS Push tracking solution.

About Barrett Communications

Barrett Communications provides defense professionals with customized, simple communication solutions backed by ISO 9001: 2008 quality assurance certification.

The company is committed to continuous product development to provide sophisticated production and distribution systems.

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