South Korea's marine helicopters getting Rockwell Collins radios

Oct. 30, 2013 at 12:01 PM

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Korea Aerospace Industries has picked a high-frequency radio system by Rockwell Collins for the country's marine helicopter program, Rockwell Collins announced.

The HF-9000 high-frequency radio system, designed for both fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft, provides full operational capability at extreme altitudes and temperatures, while maximizing the radiated high-frequency signal power.

The system stores 50 manually tuned frequencies and can learn and store tuning data for 99 preset channels, Rockwell Collins said.

Under the contract, Rockwell Collins will initially supply two system hardware sets and also provide on-site training. Follow-on production orders are expected in 2016.

The value of the contract, however, was not disclosed.

"This contract marks the first time that a Republic of Korea helicopter program will feature the advanced technology of the HF-9000," said Rich Eisenhart, vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific, Rockwell Collins. "Rockwell Collins has established a reputation as a worldwide leader in airborne communications over the past 75 years and we look forward to providing the system's high levels of reliability and advanced capabilities to this program."

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