$1.1 -Million Contract For VHF-FM Systems Awarded Rockwell-Collins Itaiiana

A $l.l-million U.S. Navy contract for the production of URC- 80 VHF-FM communications systems has been awarded to Defense Electronics Operations' Rockwell-Collins Itaiiana S.p.A., a wholly owned Rockwell International Corporation overseas subsidiary.

Under the firm, fixed-price agreement, Rockwell will furnish 15 systems, which provide lineof- sight communication for "bridge-to-bridge" ship operation.

Each system includes a transceiver, control, handset, and antenna. The order also calls for 25 transceiver units.

In addition, the basic ordering agreement includes 424 modules, 159 control panels, and 500 miscellaneous spares, such as cables and loudspeakers, all of which correspond to approximately 55 transceivers. Delivery of equipment is scheduled from April to December 1983.

The U.S. Navy has a potential requirement for approximately 350 units over the next three years. Possible market for the MR-201, an international version of the radio, is estimated at several million dollars annuallv.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 26,  Mar 1983 Roseann Pazak

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