The AN/ARC-164 is the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army standard avionics radio.
It provides the DoD (Department of Defense) and NATO standard anti-jam UHF voice communications in support of modern military operations. Raytheon has delivered more than 60,000 AN/ARC-164’s over two decades.
The AN/ARC-164 provides effective, proven anti-jam UHF (Ultra High Frequency) voice communication in a rugged and reliable package that will be logistically supportable into the 21st century. It features 10 watts AM; 25 kHz (kilohertz) channel spacing; Have Quick II anti-jam communications; LOS (Line-Of-Sight) voice; over 2,000 hours demonstrated MTBF (Mean-Time-Between-Failures); and is COMSEC (Communication Security) compatible.
The latest AN/ARC-164 radios feature Military Standard, MIL-STD-1553B interfaces; ANVIS Green A front panel lighting and an electronic fill port. The current AN/ARC-164 system is a F3 (Form, Fit, Function) replacement for older AN/ARC-164 systems and obsolete UHF radios such as the AN/ARC-51.
This F3 replacement option eliminates platform Group A modification costs. Kits are available to upgrade the AN/ARC-164 in the field and complete radios are also available to replace obsolete radios such as the AN/ARC-51. Panel and remote mounted radios, as well as control units, are in production and are available to meet immediate needs.