Cubic has been awarded a $1 million contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific to deliver split radio subsystems in support of the U.S. Navy‘s AN/USQ-167 Common Data Link system.
The company said Wednesday its mission solutions division will provide switchable CDL split above and below decks radio systems for installation on Navy aircraft carriers in an effort to help the military branch secure ship-to-air communications.
“The U.S. Navy requires additional simultaneous CDL link capabilities on CVN aircraft carriers to support battle group force protection and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations,” said Mike Twyman, president of Cubic’s mission solutions segment.
Twyman added its split radios are designed to support pre-flight check-out operations as well as secure data transmission from vessels to aircraft.
Cubic supplied the CDL system for naval battle group commanders to access ISR and force-protection data from multiple aircraft platforms in real time.