New wideband HF communication system introduced at DSEI

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), has launched a new wideband High Frequency (HF) communications system that delivers high-speed data and clear digital voice beyond line of sight communications without needing satellites.

Photo courtesy of Collins Aerospace Systems.

Called Universal Radio Group (URG)-IV, the new portable ground station is being showcased for the first time at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade show in London on Sept. 10-13.

URG-IV features the latest 4G Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) technology, which automatically determines the optimal bandwidth for transmission and links much faster than legacy HF equipment. The URG-IV’s wideband HF capabilities also enable users to transmit images and use real-time chat functionality.

The URG-IV HF communications system is made up of the new RT-2200A wideband HF radio, the new PA-2010 power amplifie, and ancillaries housed together in a moveable package. Combining the radio, power supplies, and amplifiers provides beneficial redundancy and protection against failures.