Rohde & Schwarz has delivered its one thousandth AN/ARC-238 software-defined radio (SDR) to Lockheed Martin for integration on F-16 plane. The AN/ARC-238 consists of two airborne radios from the SOVERON radio household, specifically the R&S MR6000R/L radios, and meets completely the safe communication necessities whereas being absolutely certified on the F-16. AN/ARC-238 is the U.S. authorities designation for the impartial firm’s R&S MR6000R/L radios. The AN/ARC-238 consists of two transceivers, one put in within the avionic bay, remotely managed, and as soon as put in within the cockpit controllable by a neighborhood management panel. It’s succesful to cowl the frequency vary from 30 MHz to 400 MHz and help the NATO frequency hopping algorithms (TRANSEC) HAVE QUICK II and SATURN. The proprietary Rohde & Schwarz waveform R&S SECOS combines TRANSEC and COMSEC performance in a single waveform and protects voice and information communications towards eavesdropping.

“We congratulate Rohde & Schwarz on this milestone supply of the one thousandth software-defined radio (SDR) for the F-16; a powerful demonstration of their longstanding partnership with Lockheed Martin and the F-16. The F-16 is a essential piece of the Twenty first-century safety community, providing superior interoperable capabilities. With greater than 3,000 F-16s working in 25 nations, we’re targeted on serving to our prospects seamlessly and securely join all belongings within the joint battlespace,” stated Raymond Piselli, Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise at Lockheed Martin.


Handshake at ILA with: Alexander Walford, Nation Director Germany, Lockheed Martin; Raymond Piselli, Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise, Lockheed Martin; Stefan Pleyer, Vice President Avionics, Rohde & Schwarz; and Jeff Harwood, Gross sales Supervisor Avionics, Rohde & Schwarz. (Picture: Rohde & Schwarz)

“To succeed in this milestone is a good privilege and showcases our group’s means to constantly produce and distribute high-quality software-defined airborne radios in help of the F-16,” says Stefan Participant, Vice President of Market Phase Avionics, Rohde & Schwarz. “I’m assured that our SOVERON radios make the F-16 much more environment friendly. We’re proud to work with Lockheed Martin, delivering the one thousandth SDR.”

For a few years, Rohde & Schwarz is the popular provider of airborne radio communications for the F-16 Program together with the brand new manufacturing of F-16 Block 70 plane for worldwide prospects. The F-16 Block 70 is the latest and most superior F-16 configuration. Lockheed Martin chosen Rohde & Schwarz as the popular provider of airborne radio communications for brand spanking new manufacturing F-16 Block 70 plane. The Rohde & Schwarz know-how group is among the many trailblazers relating to paving the way in which for a safer and linked world with its main options in check & measurement, know-how programs, and networks & cybersecurity. Based greater than 85 years in the past, the group is a dependable accomplice for business and authorities prospects across the globe. On June 30, 2021, Rohde & Schwarz had round 13,000 workers worldwide. The impartial group achieved a web income of EUR 2.28 billion within the 2020/2021 fiscal 12 months (July to June). The corporate is headquartered in Munich, Germany.