Rockwell Collins to Provide MUOS SATCOM-capable Airborne Radios to US Department of Defense

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Rockwell Collins a long-term contract for Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-capable airborne radios and ancillaries. The products will be used for DoD platforms including fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, ships and ground installations.

A five-year agreement through the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sixth-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radios begins with a base award of $82.6 million in 2018 with four option years to follow. The contract also includes fifth-generation ARC-210 radios and ancillaries, as well as associated data and services.

The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) can utilize the MUOS network to provide military forces with worldwide, crystal-clear voice, video and mission data over a secure high-speed Internet Protocol-based system. The radio is also part of Rockwell Collins’ TruNet family of products that ensures secure connectivity between ground and airborne units.

As the sixth-generation solution, the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) features a software-defined radio architecture enabling multiple legacy and advanced waveforms, high-speed mobile ad hoc networking and beyond-line-of-sight connectivity capabilities. It will join the more than 45,000 highly-reliable ARC-210 radios currently fielded across the globe on more than 180 platforms.