CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 28, 2010) – Rockwell Collins today celebrated the delivery of the 30,000th ARC-210 radio to the U.S. military during a ceremony held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids.
U.S. Navy Capt. Ralph Portnoy, program manager for the Air Combat Electronics Program Office (PMA-209) took part in the ceremony along with Rockwell Collins executives and employees.
“This program is now a model for government-industry teaming and is a testament to our good relationship with the U.S. Navy,” said Kelly Ortberg, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Government Systems for Rockwell Collins. “This milestone is also significant because it represents $2 billion in ARC-210 sales for our company since the program started in 1990.”
The ARC-210 is now fielded on more than 180 platforms worldwide and is operating in more than 40 countries. Domestically, ARC-210s are installed in a wide range of aircraft and helicopters across all the U.S. military services and the U.S. Coast Guard.
The ARC-210 provides two-way, multi-mode voice and data communications over a 30 to 512 MHz frequency range. It also includes embedded Ultra High Frequency (UHF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) anti-jam waveforms and other data link and secure communications features, providing the user with total battlefield interoperability and high-performance capabilities in the transfer of data, voice and imagery.
Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by nearly 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
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