Barrett Communications – Army Technology

The company also offers customized solutions for high-frequency radio communication systems, with a complete design and the possibility of international installation, which includes:

  • Remote high frequency transmitters and receivers connected by stationary or microwave ovens
  • LAN-based control systems for remote HF transmitters and receivers
  • Operator consoles
  • Custom interfaces, control systems, operator positions
  • MIL-STD HF data systems
  • Integration of new high frequency equipment in existing systems
  • Turnkey mission-based installations
  • High power transmitters for GMDSS systems
  • Powerful high frequency email and data systems

All Barrett Communications products can be modified to meet any tactical needs.

Tactical high frequency radio system for the armed forces

The tactical high-frequency radio system PRC-2090 is a multifunctional high-frequency communication system that can be deployed as a 30W manpack, 125W car-mounted system or 125W base station.

The light transceiver includes an integrated automatic antenna tuner, battery management system integrated in each lithium-ion battery cartridge, operation in all modes, automatic connection establishment (ALE) to MIL-STD 188-141B 2G (JITC certified) ), optional internal MIL signal modem with 5066 stack, encryption and frequency hopping.

PRC-2090 HF Tactical manpack transceiver allows the user to deploy full communication capability in a variety of environments. It is designed with a removable display that can be attached to tapes, allowing it to be used on the go or remotely from the transceiver.

Features of the PRC-2090 include:

  • 1.6MHz to 30MHz continuous coverage
  • All modes J3E (USB, LSB), H3E (AM) J2A (CW) J2B (AFSK)
  • Fully submersible up to 1m
  • Movable display for remote advanced control
  • Advanced tactical handset
  • Improved DSP noise reduction
  • Three years warranty

Available options include:

  • Internal / external high speed data modems
  • Digital voice and data encoding 56 bits DES and 256 bits AES (subject to export license)
  • Rapid Docking System (RDS) and basic docking system

Very high frequency tactical radio system

PRC-2080 + Tactical VHF radio system is a low frequency band that is light, compact and high quality. The main control and portability of the device are specially designed for multi-purpose tactical operations.

The PRC-2080 + has multiple levels of encryption and frequency hopping security. Analog voice and digital unencrypted data are equipped as standard. Available with digital encrypted mode with secure fixed frequency (FF) with digitally encrypted free channel search (FCS) or with digital encrypted frequency (FH) attenuation mode. It meets the MIL-STD-810G specifications for immersion, vibration, fall and impact.

The PRC-2080 + Tactical VHF radio system has five main roles, and the 5W model is manually portable for detachment / platoon level applications. The PRC-2081 + 25W tactical VHF manpack meets company / battalion / brigade level applications.

When located in the docking station and combined with a 50W VHF amplifier, the systems can be used for in-vehicle, relay and base station applications.

Features of the PRC-2080 + include:

  • Configurations:
    – PRC-2080 + 5W handheld portable tactical VHF
    -PRC-2081 + 25W tactical VHF manpack
    -PRC-2082 + 50W tactical VHF mobile phone
    -PRC-2083 + 50W re-broadcast tactical VHF
    -PRC-2084 + 50W Tactical VHF base
  • DSP voice and data signal processing
  • Backward compatible with PRC-77 and other 30MHz – 88MHz communication equipment

Rapid Field Deployment Systems (RFDS)

Barrett RFDS (HF and VHF) is a turnkey communication system in one housing, including radios, various options for power, wiring, lighting and external connections. It is designed for easy setup and operation in minutes.

The HF version is based on the tactical HF radio system PRC-2090, which provides a range of different transmission modes. It includes the optional LE ALE, frequency hopping and encryption, as well as Barrett’s internal high-frequency modem from 2023, which together with the 2020 data system allows the transmission of email, fax and data via HF.

The VHF variant is based on the PRC-2080 + Tactical VHF radio system, which has more than 2300 channels. It has 50W output power and many options for frequency hopping and encryption.

Characteristics of HF or VHF RFDS include:

  • AC and / or DC power supply
  • Built-in 12V 33Ah battery and charging
  • HF data transmission ready
  • Multiple voice and data protection options
  • Mobile transportable base station and vehicle / deployment field

Barrett 4050 HF SDR transceiver for secure communication

The 4050 high-frequency (HF) software-defined radio (SDR) transceiver is the latest product in the Barrett range of high-frequency communication equipment.

When the transceiver is combined with various Barrett products, it provides extremely secure data transfer, email and telephone connectivity in the HF network, the international telephone network and the Internet.

The Barrett 4050 is fully interoperable with advanced digital selective calling systems. The transceiver provides four- and six-digit selective call functions, such as options for disabling a remote transceiver, secure point-to-point and / or multipoint calling, status call, GPS tracking, SMS text, and telephone connection.

The 4050 comes with a number of waveform options, including the CLOVER 2500 and the upcoming CLOVER NG standard, along with the MIL-STD-188-110A / B (STANAG 4285, 4415, 4481, 4529, 4539). These waveforms provide unmatched performance with bandwidth speeds of up to and above 19,200bps combined with Barrett’s latest digital transmission software and intuitive user interface.

The Barrett GPS interface connects to any external antenna for the NMEA 0183 receiver to track applications and provides location information and emergency call features to all implemented equivalently equipped HF assets.

Barrett can provide unsurpassed asset tracking efficiency through HF when combined with its upcoming GPS Push tracking solution.

About Barrett Communications

Barrett Communications provides defense professionals with customized, simple communication solutions, supported by the ISO 9001: 2008 quality assurance certificate.

The company is committed to continuous product development to provide advanced production and distribution systems.