The Space and Naval Warfare SystemsCommand (SPAWAR SYSCOM) insupport of the Program ExecutiveOffice for Command, Control,Communications, Computers, andIntelligence (PEO C4I), CommunicationProgram Office (PMW/A 170) seeks toprocure portable radios, relatedancillary parts, and engineeringsupport services for future upgrades,repairs, and training. The PRP currentlyprocures, fields, and supportshandheld, manpack, vehicular, andbase station radios that fulfill the Navy-wide High Frequency (HF) Very HighFrequency (VHF), Ultra High Frequency(UHF) Line of Sight (LOS) and SatelliteCommunication (SATCOM)requirements. The PRP procuresCommercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)/NonDevelopmental Items (NDIs) to meetthe Navys near term requirements forcommand and control tools in ground,small craft tactical environments, andmaritime platforms for ships andsubmarines. The PRP also procuresancillary parts, as well as training,maintenance and engineering servicesto support the aforementioned radios.
The Program Office requires that theseradios have NSA Type I Certifications,JITC Certifications indicatinginteroperability compliance with MIL-STD communications methods, JTRSSCA Certifications, and SpectrumCertifications J/F 12, and must be incompliance with MIL-STD-810F forimmersion (twenty meters for handheldradios, one meter for Manpack radios),shock/vibration standards (trackedvehicles, wheeled vehicles, andshipboard installations), temperature (-20? to +60?C). Additionally, the radiosmust support programmable encryption.
The radios must be capable of voiceand data operation using the followingwaveforms or communicationsmethods: SATCOM (MIL-STD-188-181B/C, -182A/B, -183A/B, and -184),SINCGARS (MIL-STD-188-220, and -241), VULOS (MIL-STD-188-181B, -241, and -242), HAVEQUICK I/II (MIL-STD-188-220 and JIEO-9120A), APCOP25, HPW, ALE (MIL-STD-188-141B),COBRA/eCOBRA, and SCM/iSCM. Thefollowing encryption methods must besupported in the radios: KYV-5, KY-57,KG-84, AES, CITADEL, FASCINATOR, KY-99, and KY-100. The radios encryptionand waveform capabilities must besoftware upgradable in the field byNavy end users.
The radios must be form, fit, andfunction (FFF) compatible with thecurrently installed base of Navyportable radio systems. To meet thisrequirement, radios and ancillariesmust be capable of matching allphysical dimensions andelectrical/electronic interfaces of theinstalled base. The currently installedbase is comprised of the followingradio families and variants: AN/PRC-152 (series), AN/PRC-150 (series),AN/PRC-117 (series), AN/VRC-103(series), AN/VRC-110 (series), AN/VRC-104 (series), RF-300M (series), RF-5800H series.
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