Flight Deck Communications Few situations match the intensity or require the level of coordinated communication that is needed above and below the flight deck. Harris' HYDRAAN/SRC-55 systems have met both the stringent below deck communication and specialized flight deck communication requirements for ships of varying class. The Harris flight deck module is the only system to be approved as a replacement for the legacy Flight Deck Communication System (AN/SRC-47).
InteroperabilityWhether above or below deck, all Harris wireless shipboard communications are supported by one integrated communications system. Harris has expanded the interoperability of the HYDRA system to allow interoperation with the existing VHF radios on LCACs and LCMs. In addition, Harris shipboard solutions are capable of interfacing with the Flight Deck Announcing System (5MC) and other systems.
Low Power SystemsHarris low-power HYDRA fixed equipment and portables have been developed to support the unique requirements of the U.S. Navy. The Harris low power solution for HYDRA shipboard wireless communications significantly reduces onboard space requirements for communications systems. Both low power systems and low-power (20mw) radios also ensures minimal RF leaves the ship.
SurvivabilityThe Harris HYDRAAN/SRC-55 system provides rugged and reliable trunked operation that is flexible to deal with the loss of a repeater or other broadcast equipment. The Harris HYDRA system enables every repeater to serve as either a control channel or a working channel. This allows for continued trunked operations during the loss of repeaters by providing gradual degradation in service for centrally controlled functions.