Cubic Wins USAF Contract to Miniaturize Small Form Factor Software Definable Radio

July 27, 2021


Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) business division was awarded the Small Form Factor (SFF) Radio Phase 2 task order worth over $10 million under the United States Air Force (USAF) Data Links Enterprise (DLE) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract. Cubic will develop two prototype variants, a SFF Software Definable Radio (SDR) for a dismounted warfighter and a generic Open Mission Systems/Open Communication Subsystem (OMS/OCS) 3U VPX Air Data Terminal (ADT) enabling 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 Small Form Factor Radio, Phase 2. This opportunity expands on the successful work we have accomplished in previous developmental efforts for the Air Force.”

As an industry leader in protected communications, Cubic’s portfolio of products includes the Multiband Miniature Transceiver (MMT) and Nano Modem Transceiver (nMT) Software Defined Radios (SDR); Halo™ Software Defined Antenna; and the Merlin™ Protected Waveform. Leveraging its expertise in protected communications solutions, Cubic will develop and demonstrate a leading-edge capability for the USAF that features significant size, weight, power, and cost (SWAP-C) reduction.

Source : Cubic Corporation

Cubic Wins USAF Contract to Miniaturize Small Form Factor Software Definable Radio