Thales has been awarded its first Delivery Order from the U.S. Army to provide the AN/PRC-170 Javelin Radio. Under the Army Single Channel TSM Radio program, and in support of Capability Set fielding’s into the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN), the AN/PRC-170 Javelin is ideally suited to expand reliable and affordable voice, data connectivity, and streaming video to the tactical edge. Under this award, and in partnership with the U.S. Army, Thales is delivering the smallest form factor TSM, Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking (MANET) capable radio. This enables Warfighters to have increased flexibility in multi-domain operations and ensures a modern, highly resilient tactical network.
“The introduction of the AN/PRC-170 Javelin radio continues the Thales tradition of being responsive to emerging Warfighter needs. In the hands of U.S. Soldiers since February 2020, the Javelin radio embraces the NDI approach to delivering capabilities into the Army ITN architecture, and ensures voice and data networking connectivity to the tactical edge. Designed with Soldier systems in mind, Javelin is easily integrated into the Army’s ITN and can be leveraged to support the Army’s emerging Integrated Visual Augmentation Systems architecture,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO, Thales Defense & Security, Inc.
The AN/PRC-170 Javelin has been evaluated in force-on-force evaluations for U.S. Army tactical maneuver operations proving its high reliability, ease of use, and exceptional battery life to become the communications centerpiece for the individual Soldier. Soldier events where the AN/PRC-170 was tested include the Advanced Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment (AEWE), Fort Bragg user evaluations, and key test events at Fort Huachuca Electronic Proving Ground. The Thales AN/PRC-170 Javelin is a Non-Developmental Item that provides a key capability to the U.S. Army’s Integrated Tactical Network to support fielding of Army Capability Sets.
During the Advanced Expeditionary Warfighting Experiment (AEWE) at Ft. Benning, Ga, Javelin was used in a force-on-force evaluation for U.S. Army tactical maneuver operations where it proved its high reliability, ease of use and exceptional battery life to become the communications centerpiece for the individual Soldier at the event. Javelin provided Soldier support on all missions, and maintained solid network connectivity across multiple environments and operational scenarios. With the Javelin radio, Soldiers were able to network into the U.S. Army’s Integrated Tactical Network infrastructure and seamlessly connect them to key exercise leaders expanding situational awareness and combat effectiveness.