Selex Elsag selected for US Navy E-2C radios
Selex Elsag has announced that it has signed a contract with Northrop Grumman ISS International, for the manufacturing, integration, test and delivery of the high frequency radio system, SRT-470, which has been selected for use on all the US Navy’s E-2C Hawkeye 2000 Airborne Early Warning & Command (AEW&C) aircraft. Selex made the announcement in a 20 March 2012 statement.
The contract follows a December 2010 contract award for manufacturing, integration, test and delivery of HF radio systems for use on the US Navy’s next-generation E-2D Advanced Hawkeye.
According to Selex, the SRT-470 HF/SSB system is the result of an extensive research and development activity in the high frequency field. This transceiver family provides voice/data radio communications for avionics applications over the 2MHz to 30MHz frequency range. It provides high power transmission 400 Watt PEP/AVG. The transceiver can be interfaced with various Antenna Tuning Units (ATU) dedicated to loop, wire, notch and shunt antennas to provide reliable radio communications in adverse propagation conditions, and high system efficiency without requiring additional adapters installation. The system also includes a remote control unit which implements a state-of-the-art human-machine interface.
Source: 20 March 2012 - Shephard News
Photo: US Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (Photo by Shephard Group)