New Phoenix networking radios for battlefield needs
BAE Systems has launched the Phoenix family of networking radios to meet the 21st century communications needs of the US military. Filling the gap between higher headquarters and the warfighter, Phoenix radios deliver secure, jam-resistant communications on the battlefield via modern networking waveforms.
BAE Systems has responded to the US Army’s request for a non-developmental mid-tier networking vehicular radio (MNVR) solution with 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,” said Joseph Senftle, Vice President and General Manager of Communications and Control Solutions at BAE Systems. “With decades of experience in software-defined radio technology, BAE Systems 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 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 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 enduser training and adoption, Phoenix radios are fully interoperable with other joint tactical radio systems currently in use. of being armed with a nuclear warhead, according to sources.
The installation of the advanced navigation system is optimised for the new airlaunched version of BrahMos, which will be carried by India’s Russian-built Sukhoi Su30MKI strike fighters. India plans to deploy over 200 of the advanced aircraft by 2020.
The Indian Navy carried out a successful test-firing of the sea-launched variant of the weapon on October 7 from the frigate INS Teg off the coast of Goa.
BrahMos can reach a speed of Mach 2.8 at levels as low as 30 feet (10 metres) or fly high-profile diving attacks. The missile was jointly developed by Russia and India, based on the NPO Mashinostroyenie 3M55 Onyx (NATO SS-N-26).