In the field, keeping pace with ever-changing communication requirements is key – not only in today’s advanced networking battlespace, but also for assurance in future conflicts. As communication requirements change, Rockwell Collins Canada is prepared to evolve the current Combat Net Radio Enhancement (CNRE) waveform in use by the Canadian Army across vehicle and soldier platforms to meet its tactical networking needs for the foreseeable future.

As part of the modernization of its current tactical radio fleet, the Rockwell Collins Canada team delivered the CNRE waveform to the Canadian Army. Leveraging their CNRE experience and in-country engineering expertise, they are uniquely positioned to deliver the next generation of interoperable software-defined radio (SDR) hardware and country-specific waveforms to the Canadian Army and the Department of National Defence (DND).

The TruNet™ GR-2000 ground radio is the company’s latest SDR, capable of bridging the technical gap from the Canadian Army’s current networking waveforms to a future SDR capability. Rockwell Collins’ expertise is based not only on in-country performance developing the current CNRE waveform – it’s now in the process of qualifying, certifying and delivering a U.S. version (TruNet™ AN/PRC-162(V)1 ground radio) to the U.S. Department of Defense.

The GR-2000’s adaptability enables country-unique capabilities while conforming to the latest SDR tenets and architectures. It can be fully backward compatible with the Army’s CNRE waveform and is forward-compliant with the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) to run future advanced as well as Canada-specific waveforms.

In meeting the communications needs of defence users across Canada, nothing surpasses the expertise of an in-country provider. Rockwell Collins Canada offers a comm-focused engineering and technical staff dedicated to meeting the tactical communications modernization requirements of the Canadian Army now and into the future.