Airborne, Maritime, Fixed Station

Airborne, Maritime, Fixed Station (AMF) will provide Army Aviation platforms the ability to link with and expand integrated tactical networks. AMF ensures Army Aviators’ ability to communicate both horizontally and vertically via voice and data within all mission areas and in all combat operational environments.

Description

The Airborne, Maritime, Fixed Station (AMF) radios are software programmable, multi-band, multi-mode, mobile ad hoc networking radios, providing simultaneous voice, data, and video communications. The radios will support the Common Operating Picture (COP), Situational Awareness (SA), and interoperability of Mission Command (MC) systems throughout the battlefield. AMF must ensure the Soldier’s ability to communicate both horizontally and vertically via voice and data within all mission areas. AMF radios will help close capability gaps by extending data networking to company and below echelons, enabling network services to the platform and connecting Army aviation platforms to Army ground and Joint air network domains. Per Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) direction, the redefined AMF Program will procure radios as Non-Developmental Items (NDI).

Capabilities

  • Meets Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) restrictions for Army rotary wing platforms.
  • SANR (Small Airborne Networking Radio) will provide a multi-channel networking radio capable of using Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) in addition to legacy Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) capability to interoperate with ground forces for seamless connectivity for combat operations.
  • SANR will provide support to all Army rotary wing platforms, as well as the Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Last Updated: March 6, 2017