PM-AME has completed installation of the ARC-220 HF radios in all the Chinooks and is near completion on the Black Hawks. AH-64A AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter, A Version fielding has start ed and the AH 64D remanufacturing line fielding has also begun. The fielded Longbows (lots I-6) will begin fielding the ARC-220 and the VRC (Vertical Redundancy Check) An error checking method that generates and tests a parity bit for each byte of data that is moved or transmitted.
VRC - Vertical Redundancy Check 100 High Frequency radios by approximately Aug 2005. To head off problems, PM-AME has established an email help line at:
for questions regarding set-up, radio presets, operation, and AVUM AVUM Aviation Unit Maintenance and AVIM maintenance.
For the ARC-220 and VRC-100 new equipment training team, contact: Rock Mclaughlin, DSN DSN - Digital Switched Network 992-0936 or 732-532-0936; Charlie Rinebold, DSN 9923623, or 732-532-3623; Don Hill, DSN 992-0774 or 732-532-0774: or Steve Punter. DSN 992-0888 or 732-532-0888.
For the ARC-220 and VRC 100 Logistics. contact: James Mueller, DSN 992-2320 or 732-532-2320, or Herb lgo, DSN 746-3228 or 256-876-3228.