Cambium Networks has announced that the U.S. Air Force has selected its point-to-point (PTP) 45600 high-capacity line-of-sight (HCLOS) radio for its Theater Deployable Communications (TDC PMO) program of record. It’s supported by General Dynamics and will replace its legacy radio frequency module (RFM) backhaul radio with Cambium’s theater-proven, agency-vetted PTP 45600 HCLOS radio to provide reliable and secure voice, video and data functions for deployable warfighters and first response missions anywhere in the world.
The TDC PMO is a communications network that enables Air Force units to transmit information rapidly and securely via wireless, satellite or wireline systems. The TDC PMO program provides the latest commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies in cases that can be rapidly deployed anywhere in the world and tailored to meet specific military contingencies while reducing airlift and manpower requirements. Selected, vetted and tested as part of USAF Electronic Service Center’s (ESC) Innovative Challenge, the PTP 45600 elevates the range and throughput performance for TDC PMO terrestrial communications. The PTP 45600 is the only commercially available broadband wireless fixed network element (F-NE) solution certified on the U.S. Department of Defense DISA UC-APL (i.e., JITC approved). It’s considered the primary wireless transport solution for many theater-deployed situational awareness programs.
The PTP 45600 is designed to support the most stringent requirements possible and provides high connectivity and backhaul even in the most challenging high-interference and non-line-of-sight environments.
“The Air Force’s TDC PMO is an essential communications program that validates our investment to deliver radios that are ideal for national defense and law enforcement,” said Rob Miller, director of federal markets, Cambium Networks.