The ARC-210 radio installed on the A-10C Warthog is essentially a “quantum leap” in secure radio communications aboard the aircraft, said Lt. Col. Kevin Campbell, of the Maryland Air National Guard’s 175th Fighter Wing, talking with reporters at AFA’s Air & Space Conference. He noted the digital radio is not exclusive to the A-10C, but it has revolutionized their chances of getting secure information flowing to and from their cockpit while in flight. “By next year, we hope to have satellite communications on every A-10 through the ARC-210 radio,” Campbell said.
March 4, 2024
The Air Force has published images of an operational hypersonic Air-Launched Rapid-Response Weapon (ARRW) in Guam; a disclosure possibly meant to send a message to China but which raises questions about the future of the ARRW, which the Air Force insists it is not planning to procure in quantity.