Navy asks Rockwell Collins to provide AN/ARC-210 avionics radios for military planes

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – Military radio communications experts at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will provide additional AN / ARC-210 avionics and related equipment for US and foreign military aircraft on a $ 10.5 million order.

Rockwell Collins’ AN / ARC-210 Gen programmable digital aircraft radio provides two-way, multi-mode voice and data communication at frequencies from 30 to 512 MHz, covering UHF and VHF bands with AM, FM and satellite communication capabilities.

The ARC-210 radio also includes built-in anti-jamming waveforms, including Have Quick and SINCGARS, as well as other data connections and secure communication features for battlefield interoperability and data, voice and image transfer. The radio communicates with other avionics via the MIL-STD-1553 data bus.

This week’s order for avionics radio is a modification of a $ 101.1 million contract announced in October 2014. Since then, Rockwell Collins has received seven additional orders under the original $ 364 million contract.

The ARC-210 radio provides radio communication with close air support for VHF at frequencies of 30-88 MHz; 108-118 MHz navigation; air traffic control on 118-137 MHz; terrestrial mobile communications on 137-156 MHz; and maritime communications on 156-174 MHz. The radios also provide aircraft with UHF military and internal defense communications at 225-512 MHz; and public safety communications on frequencies 806-824, 851-869, 869-902 and 935-941.

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The AN / ARC-210 Gen V programmable digital communication system complies with software-defined radio (SDR) principles and architectures and transmits network data or point-to-point data, voice and images.

Rockwell Collins engineers have also added a connector on the back of the radio to allow Ethernet input for network-oriented warfare. Rockwell Collins has supplied more than 30,000 AN / ARC-210 radios worldwide to more than 180 different types of multi-band, multi-mode communications aircraft.

The ARC-210 also provides built-in, programmable information security under the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) Cryptographic Modernization Initiative.

By order this week, Rockwell Collins will complete work in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and should be completed by September 2018. For more information, contact Rockwell Collins online at

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