R&S®M3AR software defined radios

Radio family for airborne communications

R&S®M3AR software defined radios
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Key facts

  • Frequency range from 30 MHz to 400 MHz
  • Compact and lightweight with high transmit power
  • EPM (ECCM): HAVE QUICK I/II, SATURN, R&S®SECOS
  • Approved for jet and propeller aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aircraft
  • Embedded NATO or R&S®SECOS encryption

VHF/UHF transceiver family for airborne communications

The software defined, multiband-capable airborne transceivers in the R&S®M3AR family have a modular design and state-of-the-art technology for high MTBF values and a long life. The compact and lightweight transceivers offer high performance, making them suitable for operation in all types of aircraft, including unmanned aerial vehicles. Different waveforms are available, which can be installed at any time to provide interoperability in a variety of operational scenarios.

Features & benefits

Outstanding radio parameters

Excellent RF parameters

Despite its compact design, the R&S®M3AR radio family offers excellent RF characteristics, even under harsh environmental conditions. The R&S®M3AR transceivers are compatible with common military and civil communications standards.

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Outstanding radio parameters

Secure communications

EPM (ECCM) anti-jamming communications

Electronic protective measures (EPM) protect radio links from electronic countermeasures (ECM) such as jamming. Frequency hopping is an EPM (ECCM) method that is available as an option in all R&S®M3AR radios.
The NATO frequency hopping method HAVE QUICK I/II and the state-of-the-art SATURN method are integrated in the R&S®M3AR family in line with STANAG 4246 and STANAG 4372. These methods ensure jam-free radio links.

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Secure communications

Flexible application range

High power for secure communications

High transmit power is especially important for helicopters because they need effective communications between multiple aircraft formations and when flying tactical missions low to the ground.

Flexible range of applications
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Flexible range of applications

Low maintenance

Powerful built-in tests (BIT) for error detection and diagnostics

Three types of built-in tests (PBIT, CBIT and IBIT) help check device functionality and determine whether there are any errors and their type. BIT results can be viewed on the display or polled via the MIL-STD-1553B data bus.

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Low maintenance effort

Future-proof investment

Highly accelerated life testing (HALT)

Highly accelerated life testing (HALT) involves gradually increasing mechanical and thermal stress on the device under test (such as the R&S®M3AR transceiver). The applied stressors exceed normal ambient conditions expected over the life of the device under test to detect weaknesses in the electrical and mechanical design that would otherwise result in failures due to wear after a long operational life.

Future-proof investment
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Future-proof investment

Available models

Available models
Models
Frequency range
Transmission power
Options
Form factor
IP-capability

R&S®MR6000A

Frequency range
30 ... 88 MHz + 108 ... 174 MHz + 225 ... 400 MHz
Transmission power
AM: ≥ 20 W, FM/MSK: ≥ 30 W
Options
HAVE QUICK I/II, SATURN, R&S®SECOS, Embedded COMSEC
Form factor
ARINC600
IP-capability

R&S®MR6000L

Frequency range
30 ... 88 MHz + 108 ... 174 MHz + 225 ... 400 MHz
Transmission power
AM: ≥ 10 W, FM/MSK: ≥ 15 W
Options
HAVE QUICK I/II, SATURN, R&S®SECOS
Form factor
ARC-164
IP-capability

R&S®MR6000R

Frequency range
30 ... 88 MHz + 108 ... 174 MHz + 225 ... 400 MHz
Transmission power
AM: ≥ 10 W, FM/MSK: ≥ 15 W
Options
HAVE QUICK I/II, SATURN, R&S®SECOS
Form factor
ARC-164
IP-capability

Available options

Tools
Product
Description
R&S®CP6000
Description

Radio commander

Software to control, setup and monitor M3AR radio family functions

Remote control units
Product
Description
R&S®GB6500
Description

R&S®GB6500 remote control unit

The R&S®GB6500 can operate all series in the R&S®M3AR family and connects to the radio via the RS-485 interface. Illumination: white; display: red.

R&S®GB6500
Description

R&S®GB6500 remote control unit

The R&S®GB6500 can operate all series in the R&S®M3AR family and connects to the radio via the RS-485 interface. Illumination: NVG (green A); display: green.

R&S®GB6500
Description

R&S®GB6500 remote control unit

The R&S®GB6500 can operate all series in the R&S®M3AR family and connects to the radio via the RS-485 interface. Illumination: NVG (green B); display: green.

R&S®GB6500
Description

R&S®GB6500 remote control unit

The R&S®GB6500 can operate all series in the R&S®M3AR family and connects to the radio via the RS-485 interface. Illumination: white; display: yellow.

R&S®GB6500
Description

R&S®GB6500 remote control unit

The R&S®GB6500 can operate all series in the R&S®M3AR family and connects to the radio via the RS-485 interface. Illumination: red; display: red.

Mating connector sets
Product
Description
R&S®ZR6000
Description

Mating connector for MR6000L

with MIL-BUS

R&S®ZR6000
Description

Mating connector for MR6000R

with fill interface and MIL-BUS

R&S®ZR6000A
Description

Mating connector set for MR6000A

R&S®ZR6500
Description

Mating connector set for GB6500

Mechanical accessories
Product
Description
R&S®KR6000A
Description

Mounting tray for MR6000A

R&S®KR6000AC
Description

Mounting tray with cooling fan for MR6000A

R&S®KR6010
Description

Mounting tray for MR6000R

R&S®KR6010
Description

Cooling tray for MR6000R

R&S®ZK6000A
Description

Maintenance connection box for MR6000A

R&S®ZK6000L/R
Description

Maintenance connection box for MR6000L/R

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