Rockwell Collins military ground radio achieves NSA's Type 1 certification

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. The National Security Agency (NSA) granted Rockwell Collins a Type-1 certification for its AN/PRC-162(V)1 RT-2048(C)U military ground radio.

The Type 1 certification validates that the radio provides protected handling of classified information up to and including Top Secret, as required for successful military operations, officials explain.

The AN/PRC-162 is a next-generation two-channel ground radio, both man-portable and vehicle-mountable, that will enable U.S. Armed Forces to tap into new communications capabilities such as the U.S. Department of Defense’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) while maintaining interoperability with legacy waveforms. An open-architecture design allows for software-upgradeable capabilities in the future.