Rockwell Collins demos HF Cellular technology for the Brazilian Armed Forces in the Amazon region

Rockwell Collins has demonstrated an HF Cellular system, which augments existing HF radio connection reliability and quality. The demonstrations for the Brazilian Armed Forces were conducted in the second half of 2015 in the Amazon Jungle environment.

“Establishing reliable and secure long distance communications in remote areas of the Amazon region is a challenge for the Armed Forces,” said Marcelo Vaz, Rockwell Collins do Brasil Managing Director. “The HF Cellular system has demonstrated the capability to augment the existing HF infrastructure, allowing troops to connect with command centers more than 2,400 km away using their existing manpack HF platoon radios.”

Rockwell Collins also demonstrated the ability to not only provide voice and data transmisiions but to also provide real time position reporting in the Amazon region.

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“Based on the results achieved and customer feedback, Rockwell Collins strongly believes that the HF Cellular technology can provide significant benefits to other countries in the region, offering a proven solution that will help fill the gap of beyond line of sight communications and position reporting in challenging environments such as remote jungle areas, for both military and disaster relief support operations,” said Vaz.

“HF radios work over thousands of miles. In fact, the HF technology used in the Brazil demonstrations is the same HF technology that the U.S. government relies on when other forms of communications fail,” added Vaz.

Source: Rockwell Collins
Date: Mar 29, 2016