digital radio

August 22, 2018
By George I. Seffers
Maj. Gen. David Bassett, USA, and Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, USA speak at AFCEA's TechNet Augusta conference. Photo by Michael Carpenter

The U.S. Army already is delivering several components of an integrated tactical network (ITN), a concept designed to allow the service to keep pace with technological advances, insert new capabilities as they become available and address emerging threats.

The ITN focuses on a simplified, independent, mobile network solution that does not rely on a single component to provide enhanced network availability down to the small unit dismounted leader. It takes advantage of both commercial and military network transport to enable communications in disrupted, disconnected, intermittent and limited bandwidth environments, according to an Army article.

June 27, 2018

Mercury Defense Systems Inc., Cypress, California, is awarded $20,515,570 for a firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement. This order provides for the procurement of 36 Advanced Digital Radio Frequency Memories (DRFM) units in support of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III work that derives from, extends, or completes an effort performed under SBIR Topic N06-036 entitled “Advanced Techniques for DRFM.” Work will be performed in Cypress, California (63 percent); and West Caldwell, New Jersey (37 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2020.  Fiscal year 2018 aircraft procurement (Air Force); FY 2018 weapons procurement (Air Force); and FY 2018 research, development,

January 27, 2012
By George Seffers

Daniels Electronics Ltd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, recently announced it has been awarded a $10.4 million multi-year contract with the Canadian government to provide digital public safety radio systems using the company's latest generation firmware. The 5-year contract will expand and upgrade the Canadian government's radio networks for the first line public safety responders.