CubicÂ has been awardedÂ a $1 million contract by theÂ Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center PacificÂ to deliverÂ split radio subsystems in support of the U.S. Navy‘sÂ AN/USQ-167 Common Data Link system.
The company said Wednesday its mission solutions divisionÂ will provideÂ switchable CDL split above and below decks radio systems for installationÂ on NavyÂ aircraft carriers in an effort to helpÂ the militaryÂ branch secure ship-to-air communications.
“The U.S. Navy requires additional simultaneous CDL link capabilities on CVN aircraft carriers to support battle group force protection and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations,” saidÂ Mike Twyman, president ofÂ Cubic’s mission solutions segment.
Twyman added itsÂ split radios are designed to supportÂ pre-flight check-out operationsÂ as well as secure data transmissionÂ from vessels to aircraft.
Cubic supplied the CDL system forÂ naval battle group commanders to accessÂ ISR and force-protection dataÂ from multiple aircraftÂ platforms in real time.