In a strategic move, Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, has inked a licensing agreement with South Korean company Hanwha Systems to produce airborne tactical radios in South Korea, within the framework of the Second-generation Anti-jam Tactical UHF Radio for NATO waveform (SATURN) upgrade program.
The TruNet AR-1500, an internationally available networked communications airborne radio, stems from the proven AN/ARC-210/Talon advanced communication technologies. As part of the TruNet networked communications solution family, it encompasses ground and handheld radios, advanced networking waveforms, applications, accessories, and services. This comprehensive solution facilitates secure connectivity between ground and airborne units throughout the entire battlespace and fully supports the latest SATURN waveform.
This licensing agreement signifies a significant enhancement in backing a modern, interconnected battlespace, ensuring the South Korean Armed Forces gain access to cutting-edge anti-jam technologies. These technologies play a crucial role in enhancing mission readiness, safety, and fostering seamless interoperability with allied forces. According to Ryan Bunge, Vice President and General Manager of Resilient Navigation Solutions at Collins Aerospace, this strategic step signifies progress beyond obsolescence towards a more secure solution.
SATURN, characterized as an anti-jam, hopping waveform, has been developed to supersede existing anti-jam waveforms. Under the terms of this licensing agreement, Collins Aerospace will extend its support to Hanwha Systems as a sub-contractor for the manufacturing of the TruNet AR-1500 airborne tactical radios.