- Secure two channel software defined radio providing simultaneous
operation on independent channels for legacy and next-gen waveforms to
enable Combined, Joint All-Domain Command and Control (CJADC2)
- Radio delivers higher power output in one of the smallest form
factors on the market
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Oct. 6, 2021) – Collins Aerospace has
received its ninth delivery order from the U.S. Army to provide
AN/PRC-162 ground radios for the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS)
The AN/PRC-162 is a fully software-defined communications solution that
features two, independent, channels across all frequencies for seamless voice,
data, route and retransmission functionality. Additionally, the PRC-162 provides
increased power output, longer battery life and improved signal sensitivity in
one of the smallest form factors on the market.
The AN/PRC-162 allows the Army to maintain interoperability with legacy
waveforms such as Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS),
and next-gen waveforms such as Trellisware's TSM® waveform and Warrior Robust
Enhanced Network (WREN) waveform. Additionally, the AN/PRC-162 includes upgraded
tactical satellite communications through implementation of the Mobile User
Objective System (MUOS).
The AN/PRC -162 also brings high performance to the battlefield in dismounted
and vehicular mounted solutions. The optional compact vehicle mounting kit can
be retrofitted in the field in less than a day, providing lower life cycle costs
and flexibility in deployment.
“The ability to communicate across multiple waveforms, and providing
warfighters with improved situational awareness, is critical to the success of
CJDAC2,” said Ryan Bunge, vice president and general manager, Communication,
Navigation and Guidance Solutions for Collins Aerospace. “For decades we’ve
developed and delivered advanced communications capabilities with our airborne
radios, and this interoperable solution leverages our expertise for both ground
and air assets.”
This ninth order was issued under a multiple award contract that the Army
awarded to Collins Aerospace and two other companies in 2016. The contract has a
$12.7 billion ceiling with an ordering period ending March 2026.
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in
technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and
defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities,
comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest
challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more
information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.