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Newsletter #6     | News

Exelis to provide radios for US Army Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters



Exelis to provide radios for US Army Blackhawk and Chinook helicopters


Exelis, January 30, 2014 - FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Exelis has been awarded a Defense Logistics Agency contract valued at $10.9 million to provide ARC-201D radios for installation in U.S. Army UH-60M Blackhawk and CH-47F Chinook helicopters.

The ARC-201D is the primary Army Aviation voice communications radio and the only qualified SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System) capable airborne radio for these two helicopters. It provides voice and data communications with networking and anti-jamming capabilities.

”With nearly 600,000 SINCGARS delivered to the Army to date, the ARC-201D easily integrates into the Army’s critical network on the battlefield providing proven, robust and secure communications for warfighters,” said Nick Bobay, president of the Exelis Night Vision & Communications Solutions division.

Production for this contract will be accomplished at the Exelis facility in Fort Wayne, Ind.

TECHNICAL FEATURES:

> Jam-resistant communications
> Voice and data
> Automatic retransmit
> Built-in amplitude homing
> Integrated COMSEC
> Integrated DRA functions
- TACFIRE and SINCGARS data modes: 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 16,000 bps
- Enhanced packet data modes: 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, RS-232
- Packet EDM mode is 16 kbps (only RS-423)
- 1553B bus provides radio control and GPS data input/output
> Built-in test
> AM-7189A/ARC-compatible
> Six FH presets (including TRANSEC keys)
> Six single channel presets plus manual and cue channels
> Voice and data retransmit in packet
> Improved noisy channel avoidance to enhance FH synchronization
> ESIP waveform compatible
> Situational Awareness (SA)
> Replaces bus radio (RT-1478), DRA (CV-3885) and external COMSEC
> MIL-STD-1553B compatible
> Provides 1553B control of AM-7189A/ARC 40-watt amplifie

About Exelis: Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense, information and services company that leverages a 50-year legacy of deep customer knowledge and technical expertise to deliver affordable, mission-critical solutions for global customers. We are a leader in timing and navigation, sensors, air traffic solutions, image processing and distribution, communications and information systems, logistics and technical services; and we are focused on strategic growth in the areas of critical networks, ISR and analytics, electronic warfare and composite aerostructures. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Exelis employs about 19,000 people and generated 2012 sales of $5.5 billion


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