Rohde & Schwarz received a contract from Boeing for the supply of radio communications for the T-7A Red Hawk. (Photo: Boeing)
The new advanced training aircraft for the USAF includes software-defined radio from Rohde & Schwarz.
MR6000R multiband transceivers from Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) Soveron software defined radio family will be installed on T-7A Red Hawk advanced production aircraft in production for the US Air Force Command for training and education.
R&S MR6000R meets the requirements for small size, lightness and low power weighing less than 4 kg.
“It covers the frequency range from 30 MHz to 400 MHz and supports NATO’s HAVE QUICK II frequency algorithms for interoperability and [the] digital standard for fast frequency hopping SATURN, ‘R&S announced on May 19.
Frank Dunn, president and CEO of R&S in North America, said Soveron’s on-board transceivers provide excellent radio frequency characteristics suitable for applications in harsh military environments for all types of air platforms. As this is a software-defined radio, we can adapt it for additional training opportunities. “
The USAF wants the original 351 Red Hawks to replace the T-38C Talon, with deliveries starting in 2023. The additional equipment includes 46 simulators and related ground equipment.