Tomahawk Robotics to Develop Flexible Cyber-Secure Radio Systems for US Navy
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $55 million full-rate production contract for its Flexible Cyber Secure Radio (FlexCSR) program to Tomahawk Robotics.
FlexCSR is the first stand-alone, encrypted radio that conforms to the United States Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Communications Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JCAUS) and provides the ability to operate securely in multiple reconfigurable spectrum bands. The FlexCSR design is the result of collaboration between Tomahawk Robotics, MIT Lincoln Labs, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, and the US Navy.
The FlexCSR contract has a base year award of $28.4M with four additional years for production, post-production support, and engineering services for the FlexCSR system.
"The FlexCSR program is emblematic of where the military is moving; robotic platforms with more robust and versatile communication capabilities needed for the more sophisticated and challenging operating environments of the future," said Brad Truesdell, CEO of Tomahawk Robotics.
Tomahawk will leverage Persistent Systems LLC's embedded radio module and interchangeable frequency modules to provide the program's flexible RF architecture, allowing operators to select environment-appropriate frequencies without replacing the entire radio. The company expects to complete