The new Sidewinder Vehicle Mount, built by General Dynamics’ C4 systems business unit, equips vehicles that do not have communications capability with tactical radios operating in the Soldier Radio Waveform network.
The Sidewinder, an accessory for the AN/PRC-154 Rifleman radio, quickly transitions the radio from a body-worn radio to a vehicle-mounted radio. The Rifleman radio can be removed from the Sidewinder and still be connected with the tactical network.
“The Sidewinder Vehicle Mount is a stellar example of how the rapid acquisition process can work to equip military users with network connectivity in virtually any military vehicle,” said Chris Brady, vice president of assured communications for the company’s C4 systems unit.
The Army will evaluate the Sidewinder during an exercise in October and November at Fort Bliss, Texas.