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The Exelis Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) RT-1523 provides the U.S. Armed Forces with the quality, durability and reliability of the most widely fielded Combat Net Radio in the world.
At the core of the SINCGARS tactical communications system, RT-1523 provides a robust communications solutions. With flexible frequency selection and security options available from the front panel, it allows the local unit to effectively manage multiple radio net operations.
The RT-1523 is designed to provide network data services in both mounted and dismounted configurations. In the mounted role the radio works with the Exelis internet controller to provide robust mobile ad hoc network data services. As a manpack the radio provides a standard PPP interface allowing a C2 Application to access the Tactical Internet.
The RT-1523 incorporates an NSA approved Secure Software Programmability feature which enables Exelis to enhance features and functions in response to the needs of our military forces.
When combined with the available embedded SAASM GPS Receiver option the RT-1523 offers the Warfighter secure voice, IP data and GPS position reporting in a single system. External GPS interfaces are also provided to allow effective sharing of GPS data with other tactical systems.
Radio Based Combat Identification (RBCI) capability is also supported by the RT-1523. RBCI is key in preventing fratricide on the battlefield. Software within the radio allows it to perform the RBCI interrogator or responder role on the ground or in the air.