Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency has certified Rockwell Collins AN/ARC-210 RT-2036(C) airborne radio for transmitting classified information up to Top Secret, the company has announced.
"This NSA certification is one of the final steps in getting our latest-generation airborne radio technology into the field," Troy Brunk, vice president and general manager of communication, navigation and electronic warfare solutions for Rockwell Collins, said in a press release.
"With data, images, voice and video being sent from the air to the ground in real time, warfighters will have critical information at their fingertips to gain a tactical advantage on the battlefield," Brunk said.
The ARC-210 RT-2036(C) will be compatible with new communications networks like the Department of Defense's Mobile User Objective System, which is undergoing testing with the U.S. Navy, as well as the NATO Second-Generation Anti-Jam Tactical UHF Radio, while being able to communicate with older radios.
Rockwell Collins says the radio has expanded frequency range and new NSA algorithms, and Electronic Counter-Countermeasures to be resistant against jamming.
The Navy has recently awarded Rockwell Collins a five-year contract for production deliveries of the system.