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Boeing, Technology Provider to Offer Airborne Radio to H-47 Chinook Customers

By R&WI Staff | April 26, 2018
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Boeing CH-47F

Boeing CH-47F. File photo

Boeing and Rohde & Schwartz have reached an agreement to offer Rohde & Schwartz’s next-generation software-defined airborne radio (SDAR) into the flight systems of H-47 Chinook helicopters.

The system will give operators of the Chinook communications capabilities such as tailorable encryption, frequency hopping, agility, as well as other voice and data connectivity features.

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Boeing has delivered more than 900 H-47 Chinook helicopters. The H-47 Chinook is on order or in operation in 20 countries. Eight nations are a part of NATO, allowing for increased interoperability between them during joint training and deployment operations.

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