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U.S. Army Orders Additional HARC Aerostat Radio Relay Systems
COLUMBIA, MD. October 22, 2012 . . . Syntonics LLC, a leading provider of advanced technology RF-over-Fiber products, announces it was recently awarded an additional $8,564,977 firm-fixed-price contract for its FORAX-HARC aerostat radio relay products. The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland is the contracting activity. The work will be performed at Syntonics’ facility in Columbia, Maryland.

This is a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract. Key technologies were developed under an earlier effort funded by the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare System Command (SPAWAR) to develop prototype HARC systems for the Wideband Network Waveform (WNW). Those prototype HARC-WNW systems participated successfully in the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.1 and were recommended for fielding.

HARC systems are now available for all tactical communications waveforms used by the U.S. Army including the Advanced Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2), the new Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), the new WNW, plus the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) and Enhanced Position Location Reporting System (EPLRS) waveforms.

Syntonics provides advanced RF-over-Fiber systems and innovative RF technologies for military, civil, and industrial markets. FORAX™ (“Fiber Optic Remote Antenna eXtension”) RF-over-Fiber radio communications systems are deployed around the world in 24x7 mission critical operations. FORAX-HARC (High Antennas for Radio Communications) RF-over-Fiber radio relay systems are deployed today in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Our Handheld Tactical Satellite Antennas provide lightweight, rugged, high-gain performance in the field and our body-worn SINCGARS antennas have improved soldier safety.

For more information, contact:
Jeff Nickel, Business Development Manager
1.410.884.0500 x235