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October 05, 2012

Phoenix Family of Networking Radios from BAE Systems a Complete MNVR Solution for Modern Battlefield Communications

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

In response to the U.S. Army’s request for a non-developmental Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) solution, BAE Systems (News - Alert), a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced defense, security and aerospace systems, launched its two-channel Phoenix-SC radio, which meets or exceeds all specifications.

“The Phoenix family of radios offers the most complete MNVR solution for battlefield communications,” Joseph Senftle, vice president and general manager of Communications and Control Solutions at BAE Systems said in a statement.

With decades of experience in software-defined radio technology, BAE Systems has developed the Phoenix radios with affordability, reduced size, weight, and power, as well as robust anti-jam capabilities, as top priorities. The Phoenix family of networking radios is noted to be the right move towards achieving the 21st Century communications needs of the U.S. military.

Phoenix radios fills the gap between higher headquarters and the warfighter, delivers secure, jam-resistant communications on the battlefield via modern networking waveforms. The Phoenix family of radios operates the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) and the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), enabling multiple configurations and providing full anti-jam modes in WNW to protect communications in hostile environments.

BAE Systems stated that it has leveraged commercial technology to create a low size, weight, and power design that can integrate easily into the existing radio space on U.S. Army ground combat vehicles. To simplify end-user training and adoption, Phoenix radios are fully interoperable with other Joint Tactical Radio Systems currently in use.

In other news, BAE Systems has been awarded a multi-year $27.4 million contract to provide program management and technical support services to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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