U.S. Air Force Awards Small Form Factor Software Defined Radio Task Order

Cubic will develop a Small Form Factor Software Defined Radio for a dismounted warfighter and a generic Open Mission Systems/Open Communication Subsystem 3U VPX Air Data Terminal that enables the exchange of multiple information types By DA Reporter / 03 Aug 2021

Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions has secured a Small Form Factor (SFF) Radio Phase 2 task order from the U.S. Air Force under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the Data Links Enterprise (DLE).

The contract, worth over $10 million, will see Cubic develop an SFF Software Defined Radio (SDR) for a dismounted warfighter and a generic Open Mission Systems/Open Communication Subsystem (OMS/OCS) 3U VPX Air Data Terminal (ADT) that enables the exchange of multiple information types and formats including full motion video.

“Cubic’s innovative and high-performance offering features a novel protected waveform that uniquely meets the Air Force’s needs for conducting air to ground communications without risking warfighter safety,” said Mike Knowles, president of Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions. 

“We are thrilled to have been selected to support SFF Radio, Phase 2. This opportunity expands on the successful work we have accomplished in previous developmental efforts for the Air Force.”

Leveraging its expertize in protected communications solutions, Cubic will develop and demonstrate a leading-edge capability for the Air Force that features significant size, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) reduction.

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