Army to hold one-on-one Combat Net Radio meetings

By Jaspreet Gill / January 16, 2020 at 10:01 AM

The Army has released a call for industry to engage in one-on-one meetings with the service regarding the Combat Net Radio, a Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System for fire and air defense control.

The Jan. 10 notice states the service is "conducting ongoing market research for a CNR solution to meet the [SINCGARS] assured voice requirement for Command and Control limited data" that must utilize existing radio ancillaries for the platforms being upgraded.

The notice follows an Aug. 23, 2019 request for information in which the service asked for Combat Net Radio white papers for "single-purpose/single-band or single-purpose/multiband (software defined) radio technologies."

The meetings will be held Feb. 11 or Feb. 12 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The notice states industry and the service will discuss several items, including development and delivery timeline, price points and ability to utilize existing mounting, power distribution, power amplification hardware and unique adapters.

Industry interested in the one-on-one meetings should respond by Jan. 23.