Based on the collaboration between Rohde & Schwarz and Lockheed Martin, the Slovak Air Force has become another customer to receive F-16 aircraft equipped with Rohde & Schwarz communication equipment, according to a press release from the company. The Slovak Air Force will receive 14 F-16 Block 70 VIPER aircraft in the mid-2020s. To increase local support and service capabilities for the air force, Slovakia will also procure an R&S URTS universal radio test set.
Rohde & Schwarz will provide the AN/ARC-238 software defined radio (SDR), the US Government designation for the independent company’s R&S MR6000R/L radios.
The AN/ARC-238 system consists of two transceivers: a remote controlled transceiver installed in the avionic bay and a transceiver in the cockpit accessible by a local control panel. Both cover the frequency range from 30 MHz to 400 MHz and support the NATO frequency hopping algorithms (TRANSEC) HAVE QUICK II and SATURN.
Mission Next-Level Weapon Stabilisation – Tailor-Made Meets ModularIn the development and production of military vehicles, time is not only money, but also relative. Years pass from the idea to the first deployment. In turn, vehicles are in service for decades before they need repairs and upgrades.