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).

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