Rockwell Collins wins $101.1 million avionics radio contract for foreign sales

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., Nov. 10, 2014 Military radio communications experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will provide 1,160 AN/ARC-210 radios and related equipment to foreign militaries under the terms of a $101.1 million contract .

Officials of the U.S. Air Force Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland, awarded the contract to Rockwell Collins to provide aircraft radios and support equipment for Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

The contract includes 920 pieces of auxiliary equipment; five workouts; 15 FMS You have fast multimedia download software; and 250 receiver-to-transmitter conversions.

The AN/ARC-210 Gen V Programmable Digital Aircraft Radio from Rockwell Collins provides two-way, multi-mode voice and data communications on frequencies from 30 to 512 MHz covering the UHF and VHF bands with AM, FM and satellite communications capabilities.

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The ARC-210 radio also includes built-in anti-jamming waveforms, including Have Quick and SINCGARS, and other data link and secure communications features for battlefield interoperability and data, voice and image transfer. The radios communicate with other avionics over a MIL-STD-1553 data bus.

The ARC-210 aircraft radio provides VHF radio communications for close air support on frequencies 30-88 MHz; navigation on 108-118 MHz; air traffic control on 118-137 MHz; land mobile communications on 137-156 MHz; and maritime communications on 156-174 MHz. The radios also provide aircraft with UHF military and internal defense communications on frequencies 225-512 MHz; and public safety communications on frequencies 806-824, 851-869, 869-902 and 935-941.

The AN/ARC-210 Gen V Programmable Digital Communications System follows Software Defined Radio (SDR) principles and architectures and transfers data, voice and images over a network or point-to-point.

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Rockwell Collins engineers have also added a connector to the back of the radio to allow an Ethernet input for network warfare. Rockwell Collins has supplied more than 30,000 AN/ARC-210 radios worldwide to more than 180 different types of aircraft for multi-band, multi-mode communications.

The ARC-210 also provides built-in, programmable information security under the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) Cryptographic Modernization Initiative.

Under this contract, Rockwell Collins will perform the work in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and should be completed by September 2015. For more information, contact Rockwell Collins online at

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