Raytheon tunes in to $36m radio contract

Raytheon has been awarded a $36m firm-fixed price contract to supply the US Army with 746 multi-band, multi-mission radios.

The radio is used as a satellite communications system that provides military personnel with enhanced voice and data capabilities for long distance communications. Designated the AN/PSC-5D, the radios are interchangeable between a soldier-carried version and a vehicle version.

The contract includes 432 vehicular satellite communications-on-the-move kits to transition the radios between the carried and vehicular configurations.

‘This system provides our troops with markedly improved communications ability in challenging combat conditions,’ said Jerry Powlen, vice president of Raytheon Network Centric Systems’ Integrated Communications Systems. ‘We will initiate fielding of these radios in 30 days.’