AN/PSC-5D Multi-Band/Multi-Mission Communication Terminal

The AN/PSC-5D provides lightweight, secure, network-capable, multi-band/multi-mission, anti-jam, voice/ imagery/ data communications capability in a single package.


  • NSA & JITC certified
  • SATCOM, including DAMA
  • Enhanced MELP vocoder and improved LPC
  • Anti-jam communications: Have Quick I/II and SINCGARS
  • SINCGARS relay mode
  • Embedded Tactical Internet protocols
  • High data rate communications in LOS and SATCOM for imagery file transfer
  • Embedded COMSEC
  • Net Control Device functions (OTAR/OTAT) embedded or externally supported
  • Embedded Advanced Data Controller (ADC)
  • DS-101 advanced fill device supported
  • 142 preset channels
  • Software programmable
  • Available on GSA 30 to 512MHz operation
  • Advanced encryption management for 250 keys

Raytheon has released the new DAMA IW Software for the RT-1672C (PSC-5C) and RT-1672D (PSC-5D). For information on how to obtain the software upgrade, contact our Helpdesk at 1-800-545-2340 (OCONUS 260-429-4998), or E-mail


The AN/PSC-5D supports the Department of Defense requirements for a lightweight, reliable, multi-band/multi-mission terminal supporting critical tactical communications. The AN/PSC-5D, like the AN/PSC 5 before, is a military standard based product by design and verified through military testing that ensures interoperability and human factors operations across the spectrum of the tactical environment. The AN/PSC-5D operates in the VHF and UHF frequency spectrum and supports LOS (Line-of-Sight) with frequency agile modes, SATCOM (Satellite Communications), DAMA (Demand Assigned Multiple Access), and Maritime operation. Voice and data operation is available in each of these modes.

Communications security is achieved via an updated embedded encryption engine. Communications integrity is maintained with SINCGARS (Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System) and Have Quick I and II frequency agile operation modes. DAMA protocols extend the satellite communications capabilities and a Maritime mode enables Ship-to-Shore communications. Networking is achieved with an embedded Internet Protocol (IP) stack and menu configurable network parameters.

Voice communications is significantly enhanced with the incorporation of the Mixed Excitation Linear Predictive (MELP) vocoder. This mode improves communications capabilities in noisy environments over narrowband channels. Additional MELP improvements have been incorporated and extended to ANDVT operation.

Data communications benefits an internal data controller. The internal data controller is menu configurable and may be disabled should an external data controller be utilized. Data rates up to 56, 64, and 76.8kbps can be achieved dependent upon channel and operational mode. The networking parameters facilitate tactical internet and range extension (TI-RE) capabilities supporting situational awareness (FBCB2) data via satellite.

This product meets the definition of Commercial Item as defined by FAR 2.101.

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