Digital Modular Radio (DMR)

Software-Defined Communications For The U.S. Navy

The Digital Modular Radio (DMR), AN/USC-61(C), is the first software defined radio to have become a communications system standard for the U.S. Military. The compact, multi-channel DMR provides multiple waveforms and multi-level information security for voice and data communications from the core of the network to the tactical edge. The DMR is currently deployed on 12 different U.S. ship and submarine platforms. The DMR system approach reduces SWAP-C on platforms.

  • Four full-duplex channels
  • Complete VHF/UHF Line-of-Sight and HF/UHF Beyond Line-of-Sight waveform capability
  • Programmable Type 1 MILS certification on 4 channels
  • Full qualification for U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard shipboard environments
  • Coalition Interoperable
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Five Eye Approved
  • VIDEO: Expanding the boundaries with the DMR

DMR Today

Digital Modular Radios currently operate aboard U.S. Navy surface and subsurface vessels, fixed-sites and other Department of Defense communication platforms using frequencies ranging from 2 MHz to 2 GHz. The USCG will receive the DMR system in FY2019. Certified to pass secure voice and data at Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) over HF, VHF, UHF, and SATCOM channels, the DMR system was developed to the U.S. Navy’s specifications and meets all the stringent environmental, EMI and performance requirements for use on U.S. Fleets and five eye countries. DMR is certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) to be compliant with the U.S. government’s UHF SATCOM.

Next-Generation Communications Capability

Built using open architecture standards, General Dynamics’ Digital Modular Radios continue to provide improved functionality and interoperability while setting the stage to incorporate next-generation communications, including waveforms and advanced network connectivity, such as the Integrated Waveform and advanced network connectivity with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveforms. Additionally, system-wide software applications such as Dynamic Routing and Virtual Channel Exploitation extend channel capacity without additional hardware.

  • Single radio for the entire 2 MHz – 2 GHz band
    • Lower spares cost and inventory
    • Single point of control
  • Dramatically simplified shipboard communications system architecture
    • Embedded Type 1 Encryption
    • Embedded red/black baseband switching and routing
  • Superior co-site performance using configurable embedded preselector filtering
  • Reduced manpower requirements
    • Single point of control for entire HF/VHF/UHF/SATCOM system
    • High reliability
    • Built-In Test (BIT)
  • Full logistical support in the U.S. Navy system
    • Single depot and common logistic
    • Common operations and maintenance training
    • Common manuals
    • Low life-cycle costs
    • Very low maintenance costs
  • FMS Approved
Digital Modular Radio DMR Timeline Graphic

 

Digital Modular Radio (DMR) Datasheet

 

 

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Frequency Range 2 MHz – 2 GHz, contiguous
Size 17.5”W x 19.25”H x 22”D (EIA-310-D Clearance) (44.45 x 48.90 x 55.9 cm)
Input Power 100 - 140 VAC, (47 - 63 Hz)
Operating Temperature 0° to 55° C
Vibration MIL-STD-167
Shock MIL-STD-901E
EMI MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-1399
 Reprogrammable Waveform Capabilities
  • ƒƒSATCOM – MIL-STD-188-181B, 182A, and 183A
  • SATCOM – Integrated Waveform
  • SATCOM – MIL-STD-188-187 MUOSƒƒ
  • SINCGARS SIP/ESIP
  • ƒƒHavequick I/II
  • ƒƒHF/UHF Link-11
  • ƒƒUHF Link-4A
  • ƒƒMIL-STD-188-110B and 110C HF Modem**ƒƒ
  • MIL-STD-188-141B HF ALE and 3G ALE**ƒƒ
  • VHF/UHF LOS
  • ƒƒAM Civil and Military Aviation (WB/NB)
  • ƒƒFM Voice and Data (WB/NB)
  • ƒƒFSK/BPSK/SBPSK/QPSK/CPM
  • ƒƒSATURN***
    ƒƒOthers as Required*
 Reprogrammable Voice and Data Security Options
  • KY-57/58
  • ƒƒKGV-10, 11
  • ƒƒKG-84A/C
  • KYV-5 (ANDVT)
  • ƒƒKY-99A
  • ƒƒKWR-46ƒƒ
  • HAIPE
    ƒƒOthers as Required*

U.S. Air Force Orders General Dynamics Air Traffic Control Radios for Bases in Europe

Sep, 18 2018
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General Dynamics Mission Systems received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply more than 140 CM-300/350 V2 Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios, replacing existing ATC radios currently operating at U.S. Air Force in Europe (USAFE) locations.

General Dynamics Mission Systems Releases Updated MUOS Waveform for U.S. Navy Digital Modular Radio

Sep, 14 2018
The new waveform is software that adds the MUOS capability to software-defined DMR radios, and improves secure voice, video and data communications across the MUOS satellite communications (SATCOM) network.

General Dynamics Mission Systems Awarded Contract for Continued Procurement of U.S. Navy Digital Modular Radio

Feb, 16 2018
With more than 700 DMR radios deployed across the U.S. Navy’s fleet, General Dynamics continues its commitment to provide the Navy with new and innovative radio technologies, developing next-generation communications that support the ever-evolving mission needs of sailors operating around the world.

General Dynamics at AFCEA West 2018: Innovating to Increase Capability and Sustain Readiness

Feb, 05 2018
At the 2018 AFCEA West Conference and Exposition, General Dynamics is showcasing its portfolio of innovative technologies, capabilities and platforms designed to strengthen the combined capabilities of the U.S. Navy and the Marines Corp today and tomorrow.

Radio & Broadband News - November 2017

Nov, 14 2017
General Dynamics Mission Systems’ URC-200 Line-of-Sight radios were recently deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to aid in relief efforts in St. Thomas following hurricane Irma. The radios were part of the FAA’s mobile Air Traffic Control (ATC) towers and provided critical ground-to-air radio communications for relief planes at St. Thomas airport.

Radio & Broadband News - October 2017

Oct, 09 2017
General Dynamics Mission Systems is pleased to announce that Comprehensive Communication Services (CCS) of Terrell, Texas has entered into a Domestic Reseller Agreement for select Mission Systems’ Fortress® Wireless and SATCOM products throughout the United States.
More News
  • Features

    DMR Today

    Digital Modular Radios currently operate aboard U.S. Navy surface and subsurface vessels, fixed-sites and other Department of Defense communication platforms using frequencies ranging from 2 MHz to 2 GHz. The USCG will receive the DMR system in FY2019. Certified to pass secure voice and data at Multiple Independent Levels of Security (MILS) over HF, VHF, UHF, and SATCOM channels, the DMR system was developed to the U.S. Navy’s specifications and meets all the stringent environmental, EMI and performance requirements for use on U.S. Fleets and five eye countries. DMR is certified by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) to be compliant with the U.S. government’s UHF SATCOM.

    Next-Generation Communications Capability

    Built using open architecture standards, General Dynamics’ Digital Modular Radios continue to provide improved functionality and interoperability while setting the stage to incorporate next-generation communications, including waveforms and advanced network connectivity, such as the Integrated Waveform and advanced network connectivity with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveforms. Additionally, system-wide software applications such as Dynamic Routing and Virtual Channel Exploitation extend channel capacity without additional hardware.

    • Single radio for the entire 2 MHz – 2 GHz band
      • Lower spares cost and inventory
      • Single point of control
    • Dramatically simplified shipboard communications system architecture
      • Embedded Type 1 Encryption
      • Embedded red/black baseband switching and routing
    • Superior co-site performance using configurable embedded preselector filtering
    • Reduced manpower requirements
      • Single point of control for entire HF/VHF/UHF/SATCOM system
      • High reliability
      • Built-In Test (BIT)
    • Full logistical support in the U.S. Navy system
      • Single depot and common logistic
      • Common operations and maintenance training
      • Common manuals
      • Low life-cycle costs
      • Very low maintenance costs
    • FMS Approved
    Digital Modular Radio DMR Timeline Graphic
  • Specifications

     

    Digital Modular Radio (DMR) Datasheet

     

     

    View Document

     

    Frequency Range 2 MHz – 2 GHz, contiguous
    Size 17.5”W x 19.25”H x 22”D (EIA-310-D Clearance) (44.45 x 48.90 x 55.9 cm)
    Input Power 100 - 140 VAC, (47 - 63 Hz)
    Operating Temperature 0° to 55° C
    Vibration MIL-STD-167
    Shock MIL-STD-901E
    EMI MIL-STD-461, and MIL-STD-1399
     Reprogrammable Waveform Capabilities
    • ƒƒSATCOM – MIL-STD-188-181B, 182A, and 183A
    • SATCOM – Integrated Waveform
    • SATCOM – MIL-STD-188-187 MUOSƒƒ
    • SINCGARS SIP/ESIP
    • ƒƒHavequick I/II
    • ƒƒHF/UHF Link-11
    • ƒƒUHF Link-4A
    • ƒƒMIL-STD-188-110B and 110C HF Modem**ƒƒ
    • MIL-STD-188-141B HF ALE and 3G ALE**ƒƒ
    • VHF/UHF LOS
    • ƒƒAM Civil and Military Aviation (WB/NB)
    • ƒƒFM Voice and Data (WB/NB)
    • ƒƒFSK/BPSK/SBPSK/QPSK/CPM
    • ƒƒSATURN***
      ƒƒOthers as Required*
     Reprogrammable Voice and Data Security Options
    • KY-57/58
    • ƒƒKGV-10, 11
    • ƒƒKG-84A/C
    • KYV-5 (ANDVT)
    • ƒƒKY-99A
    • ƒƒKWR-46ƒƒ
    • HAIPE
      ƒƒOthers as Required*
  • Literature
  • News

    U.S. Air Force Orders General Dynamics Air Traffic Control Radios for Bases in Europe

    Sep, 18 2018
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – General Dynamics Mission Systems received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to supply more than 140 CM-300/350 V2 Air Traffic Control (ATC) radios, replacing existing ATC radios currently operating at U.S. Air Force in Europe (USAFE) locations.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Releases Updated MUOS Waveform for U.S. Navy Digital Modular Radio

    Sep, 14 2018
    The new waveform is software that adds the MUOS capability to software-defined DMR radios, and improves secure voice, video and data communications across the MUOS satellite communications (SATCOM) network.

    General Dynamics Mission Systems Awarded Contract for Continued Procurement of U.S. Navy Digital Modular Radio

    Feb, 16 2018
    With more than 700 DMR radios deployed across the U.S. Navy’s fleet, General Dynamics continues its commitment to provide the Navy with new and innovative radio technologies, developing next-generation communications that support the ever-evolving mission needs of sailors operating around the world.

    General Dynamics at AFCEA West 2018: Innovating to Increase Capability and Sustain Readiness

    Feb, 05 2018
    At the 2018 AFCEA West Conference and Exposition, General Dynamics is showcasing its portfolio of innovative technologies, capabilities and platforms designed to strengthen the combined capabilities of the U.S. Navy and the Marines Corp today and tomorrow.

    Radio & Broadband News - November 2017

    Nov, 14 2017
    General Dynamics Mission Systems’ URC-200 Line-of-Sight radios were recently deployed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to aid in relief efforts in St. Thomas following hurricane Irma. The radios were part of the FAA’s mobile Air Traffic Control (ATC) towers and provided critical ground-to-air radio communications for relief planes at St. Thomas airport.

    Radio & Broadband News - October 2017

    Oct, 09 2017
    General Dynamics Mission Systems is pleased to announce that Comprehensive Communication Services (CCS) of Terrell, Texas has entered into a Domestic Reseller Agreement for select Mission Systems’ Fortress® Wireless and SATCOM products throughout the United States.
    More News

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