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BAE Systems Advances Warfighter Communications with Successful Test of WNW Anti-Jam Mode

  BAE Systems Advances Warfighter Communications with Successful Test of WNW
  Anti-Jam Mode

Business Wire

WAYNE, N.J. -- July 8, 2013

BAE Systems is advancing the ability of today’s warfighters to securely and
reliably communicate battlefield information via jam-resistant waveforms. As
the developer of the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) Anti-Jam (AJ) mode for
the Department of Defense, the company tested its mid-tier PHOENIX™ networking
radios at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (Fort Dix) in New Jersey.

BAE Systems' PHOENIX radios communicated securely and successfully using
WNW-AJ across uneven terrai ...

BAE Systems' PHOENIX radios communicated securely and successfully using
WNW-AJ across uneven terrain at Fort Dix. (Photo: BAE Systems)

“Protecting tactical communications is fundamental to maintaining battlefield
advantage. Our expertise with the Anti-Jam mode of WNW is evident in the
positive results of our field testing at Fort Dix,” said Christopher A. Ager,
director of Networked Communications at BAE Systems. “During this testing,
each PHOENIX radio successfully and securely communicated across uneven
terrain.”

The over-the-air test was conducted within the scope of a Cooperative Research
and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the U.S. Army
Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center
(CERDEC), and BAE Systems. The CRADA provides industry with unique
opportunities to collaboratively work alongside government engineers, allowing
BAE Systems access to government facilities and resources at Fort Dix. The
Product Director for C4ISR and Network Modernization — a directorate of CERDEC
— provided the venue to host, instrument, and observe the BAE Systems-led
tests.

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

BAE Systems is planning additional WNW-AJ tests on networks of up to 30 nodes
in the coming months. In November 2012, PHOENIX-2C radios successfully
provided tactical networking capabilities during U.S. Army exercises at Fort
Huachuca, Arizona, enabling soldiers to communicate more than 20 kilometers in
moving vehicles, which is double the mid-tier network requirement.

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Contact:

BAE Systems
Liz Ryan Sax, 973-567-2105 (Mobile)
liz.ryansax@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com/US