Rohde & Schwarz (R&S) has delivered its 1000th AN/ARC-238 software-defined radio to Lockheed Martin for integration on F-16 aircraft. The AN/ARC-238 consists of two airborne radios from the SOVERON radio family, namely the R&S MR6000R/L radios. These are fully qualified on the F-16, R&S writes in a press release.
AN/ARC-238 is the US Government designation for R&S’ MR6000R/L radios. According to the company, Rohde & Schwarz has been the preferred supplier of airborne radio communications for the F-16 programme including the new production F-16 Block 70 aircraft for international customers. The F-16 Block 70 is the newest and most advanced F-16 configuration.
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.