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Collin Aerospace To Provide PRC-162 Radios For The U.S. Army

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Reportedly, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (UTX), Collins Aerospace Systems received its sixth order for PRC-162 software-defined ground radios from the U.S army. The $12.7 billion firm-fixed-price contract is expected to be completed by March 2026. PRC-162, the two-channel ground radio to be used for the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor (HMS) program is both man-portable and vehicle-mountable. The inclusion is expected to help the army to move a step closer to modernization with advanced networking waveforms enabling the exchange of critical data, images, voice, and video real-time. The PRC-162, a part of Collins Aerospace’s TruNet™ network allows easy software up-gradation.

“Success in today’s multi-domain battlespace depends heavily on secure and reliable communications,”, “We’ve applied decades of proven experience in airborne communications to provide the Army with a next-generation ground radio that will give troops a heightened level of situational awareness and a tactical advantage,” stated Phil Jasper, President, Mission Systems for Collins Aerospace.

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Collins Aerospace gets sixth order from U.S. Army for production of next-generation Manpack radios

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), has received its sixth order from the U.S. Army to provide PRC-162 software-defined ground radios for the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor (HMS) program. This sixth order was..


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