BAE Systems’ PHOENIX™ Networking Radios Prove Capabilities During U.S. Army Field Testing

  BAE Systems’ PHOENIX™ Networking Radios Prove Capabilities During U.S. Army
  Field Testing

Business Wire

WAYNE, N.J. -- December 17, 2012

BAE Systems’ PHOENIX-2C radios successfully provided tactical networking
capabilities during recent U.S. Army exercises, enabling soldiers to
communicate more than 20 kilometers, double the mid-tier network requirement.
Fully interoperable with other Joint Tactical Radio Systems currently in use,
the PHOENIX radios were tested earlier this month at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.

During recent U.S. Army exercises, BAE Systems' PHOENIX-2C radios enabled
soldiers to communicate mo ...

During recent U.S. Army exercises, BAE Systems' PHOENIX-2C radios enabled
soldiers to communicate more than 20 kilometers, double the mid-tier network
requirement. (Photo: BAE Systems)

“We have developed a radio that gives our soldiers a critical advantage, by
seamlessly, securely, and reliably bridging the communications gap between the
soldiers on the ground – both on the front lines and in the rear – and those
at headquarters,” said Joseph Senftle, vice president and general manager of
Communications and Control Solutions at BAE Systems. “We look forward to
participating in the next phase of field testing.”

These exercises were designed to begin assessing candidate capabilities for
mid-tier networking radios and were part of an excursion linked to Network
Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.1. The excursion will provide the U.S. Army
with feedback as it moves through its mid-tier radio candidate assessments.
NIE 13.1 supports comprehensive Army modernization plans to support a
synchronized vehicle and network fielding strategy that prioritizes
capabilities for deployed forces and improves alignment of limited resources.

Using PHOENIX radios, soldiers can communicate voice, data, and video for
enhanced battlefield awareness. The high-throughput family of radios includes
three variants which allow for multiple configurations – a two-channel with
SINGCARS, a two-channel, and a four-channel that each uses the
next-generation, government-owned Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) and
Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW). With the robust WNW, all PHOENIX variants
provide full anti-jam modes to protect communications in hostile environments
and when using jammers such as CREW. This off-the-shelf radio system offers a
low size, weight, and power design that integrates easily into the SINGCARS
radio space already allotted on U.S. Army ground combat vehicles.

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Liz Ryan Sax, +1 973-305-2402
liz.ryansax@baesystems.com
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