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A selection of hand-held radios.

PRC-90-2 Aircrew Survival Radio

ACR Electronics

Freq. range: 243 and 282 MHz Data rates: Voice and Beacon Weight: 670 grams Power output: 500 to 750 mW minimum Dimensions: 180 x 89 x 114 mm

Notes: Over 50,000 manufactured for customers worldwide by several manufacturers

PRC-9651 Multiband VHF-UHF

Aselsan

Freq range: 30 to 512 MHz Data rates: 64 Kbps w/ new SK9600A waveform Weight: 1.5 kg Power output: up to 5 Watts VHF, 4 UHF Dimensions: Subject to final design

Notes: First multi-band radio offered by Aselsan

RT-5114 Personal Subscriber Terminal

Aselsan

Freq. range: 225 to 400 MHz Data rates: 64 Kbps full duplex packet data Weight: 1.5 kg with battery Power output: 4 Watts Dimensions: 75 x 210 x 49 mm

Notes: Integral part of Aselsan's 5100 Istar (Integrated Services Tactical Radio)

Combat Survivor Evader Locator

Boeing

Freq. range: Csar plus 406 MHz Data rates: Csar messaging only Weight: 900 grams Power output: Not Released Dimensions: 200 x 80 x 45 mm

Notes: US Department of Defense to acquire 44,000 radios during full rate production

URX 3000 GPS

Cubic Defense Systems

Freq. range: 225 and 300 MHz Data rates: Csar messaging only Weight: 652 grams Power output: 2 Watts data, 750 mW voice Dimensions: 152 x 76 x 38 mm

Notes: Compatible with the AN/ARS-6 detection system

RF20

Dicom

Freq. range: 25 to 146MHz Data rates: subject to connection with DT13 data terminal Weight: 1.1 kg with battery Power output: 1 or 2 Watts Dimensions: 91 x 217 x 43 mm

Notes: In service with Slovakia and Czech Republic--waveform used in Rohde & Schwarz' M3TR

Panther P

Elprof

Freq. range: 30 to 88 MHz Data rates: 9.6 Kbps with FEC Weight: 900 grams without battery Power output: 100 & 500 mW, 2 & 5 Watts Dimensions: 165 x 75 x 46 mm

Notes: License produced from Racal since 1977

AN/PRC-112G Hook 2

General Dynamics Decision Systems

Freq. range: 118.5 to 124.5, 225 to 320, 340 to 360 and 406 MHz Data rates: Csar messaging only Weight: 900 grams Power output: 100 mW and 1 Watt Dimensions:196 x 98 x 53 mm

Notes: Over 11,000 have been sold worldwide

RF-5800M-HH

Harris RF Communications

Freq. range: 30 to 512 MHz Data rates: 16 Kbps Weight: 1.1 kg with battery Power output: 5 Watts Dimensions: 224 x 67 x 37 mm

Notes: Hand-held companion to the 'M' multi-bend manpack transceiver family

RF-5800V-HH

Harris RF Communications

Freq. range: 30 to 108 MHz Data rates: 16 Kbps Weight: <1 kg Power output: 5 Watts Dimensions: 224 x 64 x 41 mm

Notes: Small lightweight version of Falcon II

Spearhead

ITT

Freq. range: 30 to 88 MHz Data notes: 16 Kbps Weight: 500 grams including battery Power output: 100 mW, 2 Watts Dimensions: 155 x 65 x 45 mm

Notes: Operates Sincgars waveform using Type 1 crypto and is JTRS compliant. Battery life 8 hours

H4855 PRR

Marconi Selenia

Freq. range: 243 and 282 Data rates: Voice and Beacon Weight: 670 grams Power output: 500 to 750 mW minimum Dimensions: 180 x 89 x 114 mm

Notes: Over 50,000 manufactured for customers worldwide by several manufacturers

EPLRS Microlight

Raytheon

Freq. range: 420 and 450MHz Data rates: 57/6 to 525 Kbps Weight: 450 grams w/a power supply Power output: 5 Watts with battery Dimensions: 128 x 70 x 26 mm

Notes: Launched December 2004 at Land Warrior industry exhibition

SRR 330

Saab Communication

Freq. range: 24 to 2.4835 MHz Data rates: Typically 64 Kbps Weight: 300 grams including battery Power output: 100 mW Dimensions: 128 x 28 x 73 mm

Notes: Basis for Thales' new Solar radio

Sarbe G2R

Signature Industries

Freq. range: 406, 121.5 & 22 to 200 MHz Data rates: Csar messaging Weight: <850 grams Power output: 200, 400, 600 mW & 5 Watts Dimensions: 186 x 78 x 42 mm

Notes: Compliant with AN/ARS-6 detection system upgrades

PNR-500

Tadiran Communications

Freq. range: 400 to 450 MHz Data rates: 9.6 Kbps Weight: <300 grams including battery Power output: 250 mW minimum Dimensions: 110 x 65 x 40 mm

Notes: Selected for Israeli soldier modernisation programme

PRC-710

Tadiran Communications

Freq. range: 30 to 88 MHz Data rates: 16 Kbps Weight: <750 grams Power output: 250 mW to 5 Watts Dimensions: 180 x 75 x 55 mm

Notes: Field life of 15 hours using a lithium ion battery--survives two-hour, one-metre immersion

PRC-434G/SV

Tadiran Spectralink

Freq. range: 225 to 300 & 121.5 MHz Data rates: Csar messaging only Weight: <850 grams Power output: 100, 950 mW & 2 Watts Dimensions: 154 x 85 x 45 mm

Notes: 'G' denotes inclusion of GPS facility

PRC-148(V)(C)

Thales Communications

Freq. range: 30 to 512 MHz Data rates: 16 Kbps Weight: 868 grams with battery Power output: 100 & 500 mW, 3 & 5 Watts Dimensions: 215 x 67 x 39 mm

Notes: In widespread use in USsocom and allied Spec Ops learns, Jem has same specifications

PRC-1060-1070-1080

Titan Systems

Freq. range: 30 to 88MHz Data rates: Voice only Weight: 1.2 kg with battery Power output: 100 mW, 2 & 30 Watts Dimensions: 254 x 89 x 44 mm

Notes: PRC-1060 has no encryption other than a voice scrambler, -1080 offers built-in frequency hopping and encryption
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