Under the contract, Exelis will deliver the RT-1702 SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System) for installation in a wide variety of military vehicles.
“This order is from a long-standing international customer that recognizes not only the robustness of the SINCGARS radio, but also the technological upgrades that have kept it on the cutting edge of battlefield communications,” said Ken Harrison, Vice President and General Manager of the Exelis Night Vision & Communications Solutions’ international business area.
Moreover, Exelis has been awarded a second direct commercial contract valued at $28 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment including the RT-1702 SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System), with installation kits and spares to support the system.
Exelis has sold more than 600,000 SINCGARS radios along with supporting ancillary devices worldwide. This fifth-generation SINCGARS capability is one half the size of the original radio, contains integrated capability improvements, and maintains a robust encryption protocol.
The radio is designed to provide voice and network data services in both mounted and dismounted configurations. In the mounted role, the radio works with the Exelis Internet controller to provide mobile network data services. As a manpack, the radio provides a standard interface allowing a command and control application to access the Tactical Internet.
Production of the radios for both these international contracts will take place at the Exelis Fort Wayne, Indiana, facility.