Modular, Multiband SDR for Aircraft and Ground Stations
Tel Aviv-based Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ BNET-AR communications solution has been selected by the air force of an undisclosed Asian nation, the company announced on 15 June.
The BNET family of software-defined radios (SDR) provides a robust voice and data-link solution and supports simultaneous services of data, voice and video services with multiple auto relays. BNET is operational and combat-proven with a number of air forces around the world, featuring a unique, patented SDR and network architecture, delivering wideband communications with low delay and reliable connectivity.
The specific variant to be supplied is the BNET-AR, a modular multiband SDR for airborne platforms, integrated on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and ground control stations equipped with the same variant, enabling net-centric operations and real-time situational awareness.
BNET is a spectrum-aware SDR system – using the spectral arena of the battlefield to the fullest in a cognitive manner, thus addressing today’s battlefield challenges, such as limited spectrum, connecting multiple sensors and shooters, etc. All this is achieved by BNET-patented technology – Multi-Channel Reception (MCR), which enables reception and analysis of information from numerous frequency channels, simultaneously, using a single RF head.
“This new contract strengthens our position as a major supplier of aerial communication systems as vital enablers, required to be agile, allow fast deployment, be highly scalable, and remain robust in the face of the chaos of battle, all the while operating under constant jamming and cyber attacks,” commented Yoav Wermuth, VP and Head of Rafaels C3I Directorate.