In a significant move to enhance battlefield communication capabilities, the United States Army has recently procured an additional 7,000 RT-2129 combat net radios (CNRs) from Thales. This procurement is part of a broader $6 billion dual-vendor, multi-year contract signed in May 2022.

The RT-2129 CNRs are set to play a pivotal role in the US Army’s ongoing modernization efforts by replacing the legacy Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS).

Thales, a global leader in defense technology and communication systems, has designed these radios to facilitate robust and secure communication in all types of environments while also enhancing the overall capabilities of combat weapon systems.

Thales CEO Mike Sheehan expressed via press release: