General Dynamics to Deliver New Secure Radio for Nett Warrior Soldiers
New lightweight HMS radio enables communications on either classified or
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems
has received an order from the U.S. Army to deliver a new secure radio for
Nett Warrior soldiers. The new Nett Warrior radio is part of the Handheld
Manpack Small Form Fit family of radios. Weighing less than two pounds, the
secure radio communicates using the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and meets a
critical communications need by giving Nett Warrior team members access to the
government's classified networks at either the Secret or Sensitive But
Nett Warrior is a U.S. Army program that provides integrated situational
awareness and mission command for dismounted soldiers.
The Low Rate Initial Production order for 2,052 radios includes engineering
support and related equipment and has a maximum potential value of $11 million
if all options are exercised. The Nett Warrior Radios are scheduled to begin
delivery in the first quarter of 2013.
"By providing a lighter, smaller radio capable of two levels of security, Nett
Warrior soldiers will have increased agility and significantly improved access
to classified mission-critical information," said Chris Marzilli, president of
General Dynamics C4 Systems. "That combination can help save American
The Nett Warrior Radio joins the HMS family of tactical radios, which includes
the AN/PRC-154 Rifleman and AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios. The radios enable
soldiers on the battlefield to have highly mobile voice, video and data
communications capabilities using U.S. government waveforms that include SRW,
Wideband Networking Waveform and Mobile User Objective System waveform.
Waveforms move information from a radio to the tactical network by providing
the physical signal, network protocols, routing and security functions.
General Dynamics is the prime contractor for the HMS program. With the order
for the Nett Warrior radios, the Army has procured more than 26,000 HMS radios
from General Dynamics. The Nett Warrior Radio shares common technology with
the HMS family and seamlessly interoperates with the Rifleman Radio.
The HMS program supports more than 400 high technology and associated jobs
located in Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Additional information about the HMS program is available at www.gdradios.com.
More information about General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General
Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is available at www.gdc4s.com.
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Contact: Media: Fran Jacques, General Dynamics C4 Systems, +1-480-441-2885;
Investors: Amy Gilliland, General Dynamics, +1-703-876-3748
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