Rockwell CollinsÂ has secured a Type-1 certification from the National Security Agency for the companyâ€™s airborne software-defined radio technology built to allow communication among warfighters in the air and on the ground.
The company said Friday the certification confirms the ability of its AN/ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radio to secure the handling of information up to Top Secret classification level for the U.S. military.
â€œThis NSA certification is one of the final steps in getting our latest-generation airborne radio technology into the field,â€ said Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of communication, navigation and electronic warfare solutions at Rockwell Collins.
The radio can support new communications tools, such as the Defense Departmentâ€™s new Mobile User Objective System, and provide expanded frequency range, new NSA algorithms and updated Electronic Counter-Countermeasures.
The RT-2036(C) also met requirements to support the second-generation anti-jam tactical ultra high frequency radio for NATO.
Rockwell recently received a five-year, $82.6M contract to supply fifth- and sixth-generation ARC-210 RT-2036(C) radios and associated data and services to the U.S. Navy.