Rockwell Collins celebrated the delivery of its 40,000th ARC-210 radio to the U.S. military during a ceremony held recently at the company’s corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Ms. Candace Chesser, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Air Combat Electronics (PMA-209) Program Manager and U.S. Navy Captain Christopher R. McDowell, PMA-209 Principal Deputy Program Manager, took part in the ceremony along with Rockwell Collins executives and employees.
“The delivery of the 40,000th radio continues a 25-year relationship between Rockwell Collins and the U.S. Navy on the ARC-210 program—a model for government-industry teaming,” said Chesser. “This radio, which has continued to evolve with the needs of the Navy, is the standard for multi-band, multi-mode communications and plays a key role in allowing joint and coalition forces to communicate in various theaters of operations worldwide.”
“The ARC-210 is truly a cornerstone program for Rockwell Collins and the U.S. Navy,” said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager, Communication and Navigation Solutions at Rockwell Collins. “Since delivering the first ARC-210, millions of critical messages have been communicated over the years to protect our nation.”
The ARC-210 Generation 5 Software-Defined Radio (SDR) fielded today 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 one of the most capable and modernized airborne SDRs.
The ARC-210 is the most widely fielded airborne radio in the world, operating on more than 200 platform variants worldwide in over 50 countries. Domestically, ARC-210s are installed in a wide range of aircraft and helicopters across all the U.S. military services and the U.S. Coast Guard.