General Dynamics to deliver advanced HF communications capability for US Navy

General Dynamics Mission Systems has been awarded a contract modification from the US Navy to improve high-frequency (HF) communications for the Navy´s four-channel, AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radios (DMR), the company said.

The company said the 3G high-frequency, 3rd generation automatic link establishment (ALE) increases transmission rates from radio to radio by 24 percent and reduces static and other noises that hinder clear, crisp voice communications quality. It also improves communications among US and coalition forces and can supplement satellite communications (SATCOM) when SATCOM networks are overloaded or unavailable.

The mobile user objective system waveform was added to DMR to enhance the Navy´s beyond line of site voice and data communications.

General Dynamics Mission System is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The company´s radio products deliver secure voice and data communications for US and international military and government agency customers. The business also provides long-term evolution (LTE) broadband communication networks for law enforcement and emergency first responders.