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US Multiband Multimission Radio Contract Awarded.

The US Special Operations Command (US-SOCOM) has awarded a four-year contract to Raytheon Co. for the production of Multiband Multimission Radio (MBMMR) systems. The initial award under the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity agreement has a value of $5.75 M and covers the delivery of two vehicular and 227 manpack systems. Fully exercised options would increase the total value of the contract to $179 M.

The MBMMR is an enhanced system designed for US Army, Navy and Air Force special operations forces. The new radio lightens the load of a special forces soldier by 18 pounds while replacing several single-band radios currently used to communicate on different networks. Its enhancements include Have Quick II; SINCGARS SIP, an enhanced key management system for secure communications links; 30 to 512 MHz frequency coverage; and high speed, line-of-sight data transmission.

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Publication:Microwave Journal
Date:Jun 1, 2000
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