Exelis receives Army order for ARC-201D radios

Jan. 30, 2014 at 1:00 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency has contracted Exelis to provide ARC-201D radios for use on Army UH-60M Black Hawk and CH-47F Chinook helicopters.

The value of the contract is $10.9 million, but neither Exelis nor DLA provided details on the number of radios to be supplied nor their delivery schedule.

The ARC-201D, which provides voice and data communications with networking and anti-jamming capabilities, is the primary Army Aviation voice communications radio and the only qualified single channel, ground and airborne radio system capable of use on the UH-60M and CH-47 platforms.

"With nearly 600,000 SINCGARS [single channel ground and airborne radio system] delivered to the Army to date, the ARC-201D easily integrates into the Army's critical network on the battlefield providing proven, robust and secure communications for warfighters," said Nick Bobay, president of the Exelis Night Vision & Communications Solutions division.

Exelis said the radios will be produced by its facility in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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