Collins Aerospace Launches New Generation HF Radio for Reliable Communications

14 Kasım 2019
Collins Aerospace organized a demonstration in which a set-up installed in the United States was activated from a remote location, to promote URG-IV – its new broadband HF communication system.

The news article that is in the first section of DSEI 2019 Special Dossier published in the 75th issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review is here:

 

Collins Aerospace selected DSEI 2019 for the launch of the URG-IV, its new broadband HF communication system. URG-IV meets users’ HF communication needs while constituting an alternative to satellite communications. URG-IV offers its users’ a broad range of capabilities in areas where satellite communications are not possible due to physical obstacles, high costs, etc. It accomplishes its mission through a series of innovations that have been developed by Collins Aerospace.

Collins Aerospace organized a demonstration in which a set-up installed in the United States was activated from a remote location, to promote URG-IV – its new broadband HF communication system.

Collins Aerospace organized a demonstration in which a set-up installed in the United States was activated from a remote location, to promote URG-IV – its new broadband HF communication system.

 

Collins Aerospace has 40 years of experiences in missile actuators, and has already supplied actuators for Turkey’s missile systems.

Collins Aerospace has 40 years of experiences in missile actuators, and has already supplied actuators for Turkey’s missile systems.

Difficulties in the installation of a communication link and limited bandwidth are among the main disadvantages of conventional HF communication systems.  URG-IV offers innovative solutions to those disadvantages.  The system automatically determines the optimum communication bandwidth through 4G ALE (Automatic Link Establishment) and establishes the link, and does so much faster than conventional HF systems.  In this regard, it offers enhanced system reliability and facilitates operations, while the broadband function of the system permits the communication of image files and real time chat.

URG-IV is a portable system comprising an RT-2200A broadband HF radio, a PA-2010 power amplifier and peripheral components.

As of the opening of DSEI 2019, the URG-IV system is being used by two end users as part of an effort to develop an operation concept, and has been purchased by one other end user, with all applications to date being for shore–ship communications.  The firm also offers URG-IV and its capabilities, which are not subject to ITAR restrictions, to Turkish Naval Forces Command.

 

Experience and Knowledge Makes a Difference in Actuating Systems

URG-IV

URG-IV

Actuating systems are high on the agenda of Collins Aerospace’s efforts toward the Turkish aerospace industry. The firm has 40 years of experience in supplying actuators, including the supply of actuation systems and capabilities to Turkish aerospace customers. Collins Aerospace representatives told us during the exhibition that their expertise and heritage enables them to be at the forefront of the design and manufacture of actuators. The firm has learnt many lessons in the fields of design and production, and so large numbers of actuators can today be manufactured at cost-effective prices. Taking advantage of its accumulated experience in working with a broad product portfolio, the company are able to package an actuator and its components into a very small space. The company also has established supply chain and testing capabilities, that may lead to lower costs and efficiencies.

Another issue emphasized by the Collins Aerospace representatives at the event was their close and continued cooperation with Turkish customers.

Collins Aerospace’s name appeared also outside its booth in the exhibition area, being among the sponsors of a donation campaign (Rally for Heroes) for the families of soldiers who were killed in action while serving in the UK armed forces.

Collins Aerospace’s name appeared also outside its booth in the exhibition area, being among the sponsors of a donation campaign (Rally for Heroes) for the families of soldiers who were killed in action while serving in the UK armed forces.

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