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.