Rockwell Collins has successfully completed the delivery and installation support of the company’s new 721S Fixed Site Ground V/UHF Radios providing advanced networked ground communications in this region of the world. Through a contract awarded by the U.S. Air Force 621st Air Control Squadron, Rockwell Collins provided multiple next generation radio systems, including ancillary equipment and training. The radios are located at various sites throughout the Republic of South Korea and are part of an integrated communications upgrade recently initiated by the U.S. Air Force.
The 721S radio, a drop-in, software-defined radio replacement for the legacy Rockwell Collins AN/GRC-171 communications system, requires only five minutes to install, weighs 60 percent less than its predecessor and offers updated technology. It is fully interoperable with legacy radios in use by coalition forces and includes a new remote control feature that allows customers to upgrade their installations for "lights out" operation, reducing manpower needs. The radio also features Rockwell Collins’ patented Clarity™ technology, which eliminates background noise in both transmit and receive modes and provides four times the communications coverage compared to legacy radios.
The U.S. Air Force is the first customer in the region to receive the new 721S radio.
Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Oct 29, 2013