Rohde & Schwarz delivers 1000th radio to Lockheed Martin for integration on export F-16

Rohde & Schwarz has delivered its 1000th AN/ARC-238 software-defined radio (SDR) to Lockheed Martin for integration on F-16 aircraft.

The AN/ARC-238 consists of two airborne radios from the SOVERON radio family, namely the R&S MR6000R/L radios, and meets perfectly the secure communication requirements while being fully qualified on the F-16. AN/ARC-238 is the U.S. government designation for the independent company’s R&S MR6000R/L radios.

To reach this milestone is a great privilege and showcases our team’s ability to continuously produce and distribute high-quality software-defined airborne radios in support of the F-16. I am confident that our SOVERON radios make the F-16 even more efficient. We are proud to work with Lockheed Martin, delivering the 1000th SDR.

Stefan Pleyer, Vice President Market Segment Avionics, Rohde & Schwarz

We congratulate Rohde & Schwarz on this milestone delivery of the 1000th software-defined radio (SDR) for the F-16; a strong demonstration of their longstanding partnership with Lockheed Martin and the F-16.

The F-16 is a critical piece of the 21st century security network, offering advanced interoperable capabilities. With more than 3,000 F-16’s operating in 25 countries, we are focused on helping our customers seamlessly and securely connect all assets in the joint battlespace.

Raymond Piselli, Vice President, International Business at Lockheed Martin

Since many years, Rohde & Schwarz is the preferred supplier of airborne radio communications for the F-16 Program including the new production F-16 Block 70 aircraft for international customers. The F-16 Block 70 is the newest and most advanced F-16 configuration.

Source: Rohde & Schwarz news release

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