$115 Million SINCGARS Award

$115 Million SINCGARS Award

How reliable are the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) as combat radios? SINCGARS, a type of radio communications equipment known as “Combat Net Radio” which handles voice and data communications, is being used by the United States military and allied forces. These combat radios are known to be secure and reliable. They …

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What the US Military Personnel Deserve

What the US Military Personnel Deserve

Has the President of the United States finally recognized and acknowledged the importance of the men and women in uniform who are making the country safe? Recently, the President stood in front of nearly 3,000 marines, sailors and their families and made a bold commitment in the fight to end across-the-board budget cuts for the …

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First Production of PRC-155 HMS Manpack Radios

How efficient are the soldier’s new HMS manpack radios? In an announcement made today by Rockwell Collins and General Dynamics C4 Systems, the two companies confirmed completion of the production of the 1,700 of the HMS (Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit) program AN/PRC-155 Manpacks procured under LRIP or Low Rate Initial Production orders. NSA-Certified …

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What Goes Into the Design of a Military Handset?

What Goes Into the Design of a Military Handset?

The Design What goes into the design of a military handset? From archives I had found the documents relating to the design of the H-189/GR military handset used during the Vietnam War error on military ground radios.  The concept was to develop a miniature handset incorporating dynamic microphone and earphone elements, to be used with …

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What Will Happen with a Complete Withdrawal?

What Will Happen with a Complete Withdrawal?

President Obama We understand that President Obama has been committed to wrapping up U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, keeping a small residual force there of perhaps 8,000 troops. We now understand that the U.S. considering pulling out all its troops from Afghanistan next year, U.S. officials said, amid tension between …

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Live Field Testing for Realistic Evaluations

Live Field Testing for Realistic Evaluations

Lab test qualifications for various environmental and operational limit requirements are fine, but in the end, functional live field-testing serves a more relevant product and system proving ground. I remember when visiting Skunk Works at Quantico, where Marines used simulation facilities not for training, but for testing the products that they would be using, as …

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Using Commercial Model to Meet Military Requirement

Using Commercial Model to Meet Military Requirement

When you think about it, the fine line from a communication product designed for “military” application is not the wide compared to one with a “tactical” application. Normally the military products are designed to meet harsh environmental requirements, and have the extra high tech security features. Yet, the divide between features offered on either has …

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Award for ITT Exelis SpearNet Radio, Dismounted and Vehicle Mount

Award for ITT Exelis SpearNet Radio, Dismounted and Vehicle Mount

In the past decade the focus of communication systems for the dismounted Soldier required the system to be compact, provide secure networked communications not limited by traditional radio frequency line of sight and provide situational awareness.  For us at CJ, our service has always been to enhance the systems voice communication with the right audio …

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U-229/U Connector – Standard for Over 40 Years

U-229/U Connector – Standard for Over 40 Years

For as long that I have been in the business of working with standard U.S. military radio, the interface to the audio accessory has always been a U-229/U or similar connector. The connector goes back to the AN/PRC-25/77 manpack radios days, initially designed for use as an audio connector on military radio equipment, normally to …

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