Rockwell Collins awarded $420 million ARC-210 Navy contract

Rockwell Collins 112Cedar Rapids, IA-based Rockwell Collins has received a $420 million, four-year contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for continued deliveries of the ARC-210 advanced airborne software defined radio (SDR) system. Installed on more than 180 different aircraft platforms in 45 countries, the ARC-210 is considered the world’s standard for airborne radios. This contract will ensure that U.S. and international military aircraft will continue to be fitted with this highly capable and reliable radio.

“This contract validates the superior performance of the ARC-210 and reaffirms its standing as the U.S. Department of Defense’s preferred airborne radio,” said Mike Jones, vice president and general manager of communication and navigation products for Rockwell Collins. “The ARC-210 will continue to provide U.S. and allied warfighters with unprecedented levels of situational awareness and communication that lead to enhanced safety along with greater mission effectiveness.”

The ARC-210 SDR provides joint precision approach and landing system (JPALS) UHF data link, SATCOM integrated waveform and combat net radio capabilities and is certified with tactical secure voice 2, making it the only modernized, qualified airborne software defined radio with such capability.

Source: Rockwell Collins