The AN/ARC-210 from Collins Aerospace is a Generation-5 Software Defined Receiver-Transmitter that operates from 30 to 941 MHz and complies as per U.S. National Security Agency requirements. It is software reprogrammable in the field via Memory Loader/Verifier Software (MLVS) and is one of the first military airborne transceivers to provide an embedded, fully programmable INFOSEC capability. The radio provides superior performance in the transfer of networked or point-to-point data, voice and imagery.
The AN/ARC-210 has channel bandwidths of 5, 8.33, 12.5, 25 kHz and can also be software defined. The radio provides tuning in increments of 1.25 kHz and has a frequency stability of 1 PPM. It delivers an output power of up to 23 W (FM @ 30-400 MHz) and has a receiver sensitivity of -108 dBm (FM @ 30-400 MHz).
The AN/ARC-210 has a multi-waveform software architecture and embedded software programmable cryptography. It supports second-generation anti-jam tactical UHF radio for NATO (SATURN) and will add support for joint precision approach landing system (JPALS) in the future. The radio can be controlled via MIL-STD-1553B or RS-422/RS-485. It is available in a chassis that measures 5.6 x 5.0 x 9.9 inches and is interoperable with a variety of high-power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, tunable filters and interference cancellation systems.