Rockwell Collins-Built Radio Tech Passes Navy MUOS Satcom Security Test

Rockwell Collins-built airborne radio system has passed military security standards required to operate with the U.S. Navy‘s Mobile User Objective System satellite.

The U.S. Navy‘s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command performed a “do no harm” test on the ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radio that works to communicate with air and ground platforms through MUOS signals, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday.

The company completed initial ARC-210 MUOS flight tests four years ago and is scheduled to begin fielding the technology this year.

MUOS is built to help warfighters transmit voice, data and video over the ultra high frequency satellite communications system.

Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of Rockwell Collins’ communication, navigation and electronic warfare solutions, said that MUOS works to increase military communications mobility, frequency capacity, access and signal quality.

The U.S. Air Force intends to equip F-16 aircraft with the company’s airborne radio.

Lockheed Martin serves as the prime contractor and system integrator for MUOS.

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