Air Force Selects Cambium for its Theatre Deployable Communications Program
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Mar 25, 2013
The Air Force has selected Cambium Network’s point-to-point (PTP) 45600 High Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio for its Theater Deployable Communications (TDC PMO) program of record. Supported by General Dynamics, TDC PMO will replace its legacy radio frequency module backhaul radio with Cambium’s PTP 45600 HCLOS radio to provide secure voice, video and data functions for both deployable warfighters and first-response missions.
There will be roughly 600 radios purchased, which is one PTP 45600 radio per TDC PMO RFK kit, according to Cambium.
The TDC PMO is a communications network that enables Air Force units to transmit information rapidly and securely via wireless, satellite or wireline systems. A central goal of the TDC program is to provide the latest commercial-off-the-shelf technologies in cases that can be rapidly deployed anywhere in the world and tailored to meet specific military contingencies while reducing airlift and manpower requirements.
Selected, vetted and tested as part of USAF Electronic Service Center’s Innovative Challenge, the PTP 45600 further elevates the range and throughput performance for TDC PMO terrestrial communications. The PTP 45600 is the only commercially available broadband wireless fixed network element (F-NE) solution certified on the Department of Defense DISA UC-APL (i.e. JITC approved), according to Cambium, and is a primary wireless transport solution for many theater-deployed situational awareness programs.