facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Exelis producing radios for NATO member

High-capacity data radios ordered from Exelis by NATO country.
By Richard Tomkins   |   June 17, 2014 at 9:01 AM   |   Comments

BASINGSTOKE, England, June 17 (UPI) -- Enhanced high-capacity data radios are being supplied to an unidentified member country of NATO by Exelis under a $12 million contract.

Exelis' high-capacity data radio, or HCDR, is a self-managing, ad hoc networking radio that provides a secure data link between mounted and dismounted troops. Its data rates are higher than eight megabits per second.

It also enables full network integration of data and voice capabilities through Internet Protocol for transmission of critical information, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data.

"This award is a result of this country's armed forces commitment to the superior capabilities of products like our Enhanced HCDR, and our pledge to deliver cutting-edge, ready-now solutions," said Chris Reith, the managing director of Exelis Defense Limited.

The units will be produced at the company's Basingstoke facility through 2016, the company said, but no information was given as to the number of units to be produced.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
2
Construction on Russian gas line to China slated for September
3
Navy to test Lockheed Martin's FORTIS exoskeleton
4
Corona Extra recalled due to glass particles in beer
5
Embraer refining KC-390 transport
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback