Rockwell Collins' 5th Generation ARC-210 incorporates modern cryptographic capability

The Rockwell Collins RT-1939 ARC-210 fifth generation radio continues to lead the airborne V/UHF market by being the first airborne software defined radio to be fully certified and fielded with modernized cryptographic capability with Tactical Secure Voice (TSV) encryption.

“This modernized cryptographic capability will assure the warfighters of continued air-to-air and air-to-ground secure V/UHF communications via the ARC-210 family of next-generation software defined networking radios,” said Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins. “This capability will lead to enhanced warfighter capabilities and will make communications virtually seamless.”

The ARC-210 Gen5 radio provides a form and fit replacement for existing ARC-210 radios, which are currently installed on more than 180 different platform types worldwide in 45 countries. The RT-1939 ARC-210 Gen5 radio features a software-defined Multi-Waveform Architecture, which is an optimized Software Communications Architecture with embedded programmable next generation crypto and extended frequencies to 941 MHz. Rockwell Collins is also in the final stages of certification of the RT-1990, a fifth generation radio, that includes all the capabilities of the RT-1939, with Ethernet data capability embedded in the existing connectors.

In addition, the Gen5 radio will provide Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) UHF data link capability and will support future insertion of TSV version 2.0, SATCOM Integrated Waveform (IW), Combat Net Radio and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) capabilities.

Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Feb 7, 2012