Army tests BAE's Phoenix radios in advance of mid-tier network radio competition

BAE Systems says that its Phoenix-2C radios successfully provided tactical networking capabilities during Army exercises related to the just-concluded Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 13.1, enabling soldiers to communicate more than 20 kilometers, double the mid-tier network requirement.

“We have developed a radio that gives our soldiers a critical advantage, by seamlessly, securely and reliably bridging the communications gap between the soldiers on the ground–both on the front lines and in the rear–and those at headquarters,” said Joseph Senftle, vice president and general manager of Communications and Control Solutions at BAE Systems, in a press statement.

The Phoenix radios were tested earlier this month at Ft. Huachuca, AZ, during an NIE 13.1-related excursion designed to begin assessing candidate capabilities for mid-tier networking radios.  The excursion will provide the U.S. Army with feedback as it moves through its mid-tier radio candidate assessments. 

Phoenix radios let soldiers communicate voice data, and video for enhanced battlefield awareness.  The high-throughput family of radios includes three variants: a two-channel with SINGCARS; a two-channel; and a four-channel that each uses the Wideband Networking Waveform and Soldier Radio Waveform.

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