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Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS)

Primary function: Tactical communications radio
Manufacturer: ITT Aerospace Communications Division
Length: 10 in. (25.3 centimeters)
Width: 10.7 in. (27.1 cm.)
Height: 3.4 in. (8.7 cm.)
Weight: 15.4 lb. (7 kilograms)
Unit Replacement Cost: $6,500

Features: Provides the primary means of command, control and communications (C3) for the Ground Combat Element (GCE), Air Combat Element (ACE), and Combat Service Support Element (CSSE) of the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF). Capable of transmitting voice and analog or digital data up to 16 kbps. Employs electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) to minimize vulnerability to enemy electronic warfare and provides secure communications with an integrated communications security (ICOM) device. Replaces the AN/PRC-77 and VRC-12 series radios and provides improved reliability, availability, and maintainability.

Inventory: AAO - 25,390

Date last modified: 12/15/95

Last Modified on June 17, 1999