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Exelis Demonstrates Networking Tech Enhancements for US Army Airborne Radio

By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 2, 2015
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Exelis Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS)
Exelis Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) in a cockpit. Photo: Exelis

[Avionics Today 04-02-2015] Exelis demonstrated a network deployment based on new capability enhancements to the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) during the recent Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) demonstration at Fort Benning, Ga.

The new technology enhancements provide greater networking capability for SINCGARS tactical radios — the most widely fielded radio system in the U.S. Army. Some of the demonstrated enhancements were the Embedded Tactical Data Router (ETDR), C4i Switchplus, SideHat and the latest release of software for the SINCGARS radio platform.

“Exelis continues to provide upgrade and modernization options for the enduring SINCGARS fleet that is widely used across the Army. We will continue to seek improvement opportunities to better support [and] provide mission essential and mission enhancing capabilities to soldiers in the field,” said Jennifer Schoonover, vice president and general manager of communications solutions at Exelis.

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