(U) The AN/ARC-210(V) multimode integrated communications system is designed to provide multimode voice and data communications in either normal or jam-resistant modes in line-of-sight or satellite communications modes. The system is capable of establishing 2-way communication links over the 30 to 400 MHz frequency range within tactical aircraft environments.
Description User Impact Programmatics Images Related Initiatives Related Requirements Related Categories Road Map Placements Additional Hotlinks Lead Office POC
(U) The AN/ARC-210 transceiver is the nucleus of the multimode communications system. The basic transceiver can be operated as a normal non-Electronic Counter Countermeasures (ECCM) type VHF/UHF radio system. Addition of various types of ECCM module subassemblies enables the AN/ARC-210 Communications System to operate in SATCOM and jam-resistant modes. Several different types of ECCM module subassemblies are available. The U.S. Navy RT-1556(V)/ARC-210 transceiver with the U.S. Navy standard ECCM module subassembly provides the HAVE QUICK, HAVE QUICK II, and the Single-channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) waveforms. The AN/ARC-210 has growth capabilities to SATURN, or country-specific ECCM waveforms.
(U) The AN/ARC-210 operates via the MIL-STD-1553B data bus. Optionally, a remote control is available for manual operation of the transceiver system. Aviation red, Navy white, USAF white, or NVIS compatible (green) lighting is available, powered by 5 V ac or V dc, 28 V ac or V dc, or 115 V ac. A remote indicator and a family of broadband, electronically tunable antenna are available to enhance system performance. A 125-watt broadband high power amplifier (HPA) is also available.
(U) The AN/ARC-210(V) multimode integrated communications system is the new United States Navy Standard VHF/UHF Airborne Communications System, replacing the ARC-182. The Navy plans to procure a total of 5,300 AN/ARC-210s. The majority of these radios will be installed in all U.S. Navy tactical aircraft including being the standard V/UHF radio for the F/A-18 Hornet. Other Navy and Marine Corps platforms include the V-22 and AH-1W. 171 radio units are programmed for the Air Force for installation on the RJ-7 and B-52H. The U.S. Army plans on installing 61 on the UH-60 and ASC-15B. 299 of the radios purchased are for foreign military customers including the Canadian Forces Utility Tactical Transport Helicopter, Canada C-130, and the Finland and Swiss F/A-18s.
User Impact (U):
Name Title AN/ARC-210(V) AN/ARC-210(V) This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Initiatives (U):
Name Title Adv Narrowband Dig Voice Termnl Advanced Narrowband Digital Voice Terminal (ANDVT) UHF Follow-on (UFO) Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Follow-on (UFO) UHF Next Generation Satellite UHF Next Generation Satellite This Table Is Unclassified.
Related Requirements (U):None.
Related Categories (U):
Name Title UHF Ground Segment Terminals Ultra High Frequency (UHF) Ground Segment Terminals This Table Is Unclassified.
Road Map Placements (U):
Name Title MILSATCOM SPACE FORCE ENHANCEMENT: MILSATCOM This Table Is Unclassified.
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Date Of Information (U):
(U) 21 November 1997
(U) Road Map Production Date: 12 July 1999
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