GS-2300 Airborne C4ISR System
Integrated Tactical Command & Control System
Compatible with Almost Aircrafts

Joint and combined military operations and multinational missions are driving the change from platform-centric operations to network enabled operations. Glocom supports ITCCS for stationary, land mobile, shipborne, airborne and soldier with high-tech information technology with excellent communication technology. Hereby, the airborne system is designed for all kinds of airborne applications in air-force.

ITCCS (Integrated Tactical Command & Control System ) GS -2000 is an integral whole of various tools used for accurate understanding of battlefield situations, decision-making, speedy and correct implementation of tasks, and conduct of operational simulations and emulations.

C4ISR system is largely composed of sensors dedicated to tactical intelligence gathering, surveillance, and reconnaissance; a command and control system for accurate understanding of battle field situations on the basis of real-time information sharing and analysis, as well as rational decision-making and speedy transmission of orders; and a field management system comprising weapons management system, operation management system, etc., which encompass various kinds of combat equipment, personnel, and all other elements that take part in battles and wars either directly or indirectly.

At a glance

The Glocom GS-2300 airborne communication system is designed for airborne applications in various kinds of civil and military aircrafts, rotary wing aircrafts. It belongs to a new generation of military information processing system that feature innovative designs, high modularity and in particular outstanding specifications. The VHF/UHF airborne communication system are radio system for voice and data communication that offers the most important EPM (ECCM) methods and, owing to its P3I(pre-planed product improvement) philosophy, keeps pace with future operational requirements.

New concepts for network operations

Network enabled operations in joint and combined military operation require new concepts for radio communications at sea, on land, and in the air. Airborne equipment and subsystems from Glocom fit seamlessly into the integrated onboard command, sensor, and effector network and in the wireless communication networks between allied aircrafts. In addition, flawless communications with airborne platforms and ground-based forces is ensured. Glocom airborne communication system meets these air-force communications challenges using existing technology and new intelligent concepts.

Brief description

The VHF/UHF airborne radios from Glocom are the product of rich experience, especially in the design and development of airborne radio equipment and software defined radio technology. Glocom multiband, multimode, multirole communication system is designed to provide multimode VHF/UHF, AM/FM, voice/data communications in normal or EPM (ECCM) mode with embedded COMSEC and TRANSEC.

The radios in GS-2300 airborne communication system are software based radios with P3I(pre-planed product improvement ) features, which allow upgrading to new developments in the network centric warfare (NCW) scenario simply by loading software.

The Glocom VHF/UHF airborne radios are capable of establishing two-way communication links for voice and data for a wide range of fixed– and rotary-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Operational demands met by Glocom system

Network Centric Warfare (NCW) scenarios call for maximum security and interoperability in the field of radio communications. Advanced frequency hopping algorithm ensure security as well as support the interoperability by software upgrade with other countries one.

Furthermore, Glocom has developed the fast frequency hopping method which is standard for Glocom radios. The encryption algorithm can be customized by end-user algorithm if needed. It’ s a great change to keep the national security. Glocom radios support also full compatibility with old version of radios, so it can be change step by step as much as the budget is ready.

System functions

  • Position reporting on digital map
  • Sharing of radar information
  • Sharing of command & control information
  • Real-time sharing of situation awareness information
  • Remote control access via local area network
  • Military operation planning, simulation & emulation
  • Sharing of mission control data
  • Evaluation/review of military operation

Benefits and key features

Unrivaled radio parameters

  • Wide range of radio frequencies (30-400MHz)
  • Excellent RF characteristics
  • Robust design for unfavorable RF conditions
  • Fully digital processing for RF

Flexible range of applications

  • Suitable installation in airborne
  • Highly modular design enables scalable radio systems
  • Local or remote operation
  • Flexibility when selecting the voltage source (wide DC voltage inputs, AC power supply)
  • Suitable for fixed, mobile, aircraft operated by air force, army and navy
  • Software defined radio concept
  • Wireless interface in range of ship

Secure communications

  • EMP (ECCM) methods for anti-jam communications
  • Tap- and spoof- proof communications through integrated encryption
  • Methods for secure data transmission over TDMA based radio networks

Low maintenance efforts

  • IP based maintenance tool
  • Powerful built-in test (BIT)
  • Automatic adaptation to ambient conditions
  • Rugged design, suitable even for difficult environmental conditions - high reliability

Obsolescence-proof investment

  • Software can be adapted to changing standards without hardware modifications
  • State-of-the-art technology ensures long product life

The GR series radios offer military customers a wide range of interfaces and associated proprietary frequency hopping waveforms, as well as radio communications schemes that conform to military standards like STANAG & MIL-STD. Military data transmission methods such as data link systems are also supported. To ensure that existing GR series radio systems remain in up-to-date, their functionality can enhanced through subsequent software downloads and, it necessary, by using new hardware modules.

With this range of functions. GR series radio family serves as a seamless communications equipment between the various military forces and civil units.

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Unrivaled radio parameters

Wide range of radio frequencies

The Glocom radio supports the radio frequency from 30 to 512MHz which is very wide for all range of communication. It includes VHF, UHF radio bands, and it combined in a system and managed by remote operator through network.

Excellent RF characteristics

The Glocom GR series radio family features excellent RF characteristics. The combination of analog and digital technology provides high signal purity that results in optimal transmission quality and extremely clear voice communications. Very fast frequency hopping in addition to compatible filter methods yield on optimal RF signal spectrum. This significantly reduces collocation influence that is typically caused by adjust transmit and receive stations.

The frequency generation in the Glocom GR series systems is performed by a special, state-of-the-art synthesizer module to provide spectrally-pure signals and to ensure high-quality radio links. Very rapid frequency generation and frequency setting enables the use of fast EPM (ECCM) waveforms without having to sacrifice the high quality of the RF signals.

Robust design for unfavorable RF conditions

The Glocom GR series radio systems are prepared for operation in unfavorable RF environments. Even antennas that create a high voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) can be connected without difficulty. The negative impact of high receive levels is compensated for by the excellent RF largesignal immunity, leading to outstanding voice and data transmission quality. Protection circuits prevents damage from occurring to the Glocom GR radio modules.

Fully digital processing for RF

The former version of Glocom airborne radio GR-300 has combined the unmatched dynamic range of radios with analog mixers with the latest in digital IF and audio signal processing. The second IF frequency of 45MHz is sampled, digitized and processed using digital signal processors. This means that a wide range of IF bandwidths is available in all modes with high selectivity and optimized for voice and data communications. Digital signal processing also has provided functions for noise suppression.

But new version of Glocom VHF/UHF radio GR-300 doesn’t use any mixer or IF processing. It just converts the RF signal into digital signal using high speed and high resolution A/D converter. All processing of signal has been done by ultra high speed signal processor, so it is truly software defined radio which can be compatible with a variety of wave forms. Because of this excellent technology, Glocom radios are compatible with future oriented waveforms, and support unmatched wide dynamic range.

Modular design of the Glocom radio family

Flexible range of applications

Easy installation in cockpit or avionic bay

The Glocom radios are designed to use in vehicle, shipborne and airborne. It can be installed in any 4-wheel vehicle, tanks, ships and airborne. Almost of radios are designed ‘”jerk-and-run” concept, so it is very easy to configure airborne system from standard version. If any vehicles or airbornes are defective, it can take out just, and can be use in portable purpose.

Highly modular design enables scalable radio systems

Almost of the Glocom radios are using same radio casing, same modules for front panel module, keyboard module, DSP (digital signal processing) module, power supply module. Only differences are RF module and RF power module. In case of software defined radio, RF module is also same, because they are using same A/D converter module and DSP module. It supports great benefits for maintenance & logistics of radio system. The only difference is the software inside. It means the radios can be upgraded for new standards or application without any change of hardware, so we can support the update of radio in field environments. It means feature oriented system design for Glocom radios.

Local or remote operation

Glocom airborne radios supports 2 versions. One is the remote control version which is suitable to install in avionic bay and it is controlled in cockpit through remote control unit through RS-485 bus system. The special bus system can be used also for remote control. The other version is the local control version which is suitable to install in cockpit like helicopters. The front panel includes display, keyboard, power switch, data connectors, so the pilot can control radio directly. The front panel can be changed very easily between local control version and remote control version.

Configuration in Airplane

Flexible range of applications

Flexibility when selecting the voltage source (Wide DC voltage inputs, AC power supply)

All Glocom radios come with wide range of DC inputs. There are optional DC power supply adaptors, so it can be chosen according to the installation conditions. An external multi range AC power supply available from Glocom enables operation or the radio with conventional AC power grids. The power supply is monitored automatically by means of a BIT function in the system. The AC power supply complies with current standards and contains active power factor correction. Supply voltage fluctuations are compensated for without affecting operation of the radio

Suitable for manpack, mobile, fixed, aircraft operated by air force, army and navy

Military ship and aircraft place a variety of demands on the radio with respect to environmental impact such as g-force, vibration and temperature range. Furthermore, army, air force and navy platforms must sometimes support special applications in the variable frequency ranges. The Glocom radios offer a wide bandwidth to support a variety of applications.

Software defined radio concept

All software elements of the Glocom radio system, including the waveforms and software options, can be loaded into the radio as needed by using the A/S and maintenance tool. Numerous software packages are available for this purpose. This approach also allows functional enhancements to be loaded at a later time with this approach. That means existing software functions can be enhanced without opening the radio or replacing hardware modules.

The current status of the software is shown in a comprehensive inventory report, which contains the status of all versions of the software and its components.

Wireless interface in range of ship

The electric wiring in small space of air force, shipborne, vehicle would be brought on the intricate problems. Especially, electric wiring in airtight space of air force is very difficult for modernization of old airborne and ships. The connecting the tactical terminal and equipment with individual solders of airborne, shipborne and special forces is also inconvenience and dangerous from them. Glocom supports the clear solutions using Wi-Fi technology. The wireless intercom system using wireless interface is very convenient in ship, vehicle and stationary, so it is very flexible to installation in field environment.

Airborne system (interior configuration)

Secure communications

EPM(ECCM) methods for anti-jam communications

Electronic protective measure (EPM) protect radio links from electronic countermeasures (ECM) such as jamming and unlicensed listening. Frequency hooping is an EPM (ECCM) method that is available as an standard in all Glocom radios. This function in other brand radios are an optional function which is very strict to permit, and very expensive. The frequency hopping algorithm is compatible with defacto-standard method like STANAG or MIL-STD. It is also available to be customized in accordance with the end user’s requirements. These methods ensure a jam-free radio link in any environments.

Glocom also developed the Glocom Intelligent Frequency Hopping (IFH) technology, which provides effective radio link use against active jamming even in confused frequency band. It can also encrypt voice and data transmission up to 1000bit/s. It has been tried and tested around the world for many year. This method is integrated in Glocom radios, and it is open for the end customers to provide the flexibility to participate in national and international missions. When using the Glocom frequency hopping technology method, voice communications are compressed by means of a MELP 1000, MELP 2000 or CVSD vocoder and then transmitted digitally.

Tap- and spoof- proof communications through integrated encryption

To protect radio links from tapping and spoofing, the information being transmitted can be encrypted. With Glocom radio family, Glocom was one of the first manufacturer to offer embedded encryption. It eliminates the need for an additional encryption device. The Glocom radio therefore saves space, reduce weight and is easy to install in the small space like ship, vehicle and aircraft. The encryption algorithm is also customizable by end user, so no need to worry for national compatibility.

The standard encryption method is compatible with defacto-standard like AES256. To load the encryption keys, different protocols are provided, like keyboard, computer or wireless fill-gun (OTAR).

Methods for secure data transmission over TDMA based radio networks

The following picture shows TDMA data link system which supports the secure data transmission for tapping and spoofing proof. It’s a essential technology for the construction of C4ISR system.

Low maintenance efforts

The Glocom radios were developed with low maintenance effort in mind. A variety of control and monitoring functions are available that furnish the user with detailed status information about radios. In addition, built-in test functions permit service and maintenance tasks to be carried out in a targeted manner. The radio systems to be carried out in a targeted manner. The radio systems can be remotely analyzed, eliminating the need for on-site service. Resistance to vibrations and a wide operating temperature range allow the systems to be used in diverse applications.

IP-based maintenance tool

The IP-based Glocom service and maintenance tool is a vital accessory for the Glocom radio systems. It works in any standard IP network, requires no additional cable or device drivers and is ready to be used on conventional laptop computers.

Wealth of useful functions are available that can not only track the status of the radios in detail, but also transfer configurations from one radio to another. This function, described as cloning, permits the fast, time-saving and error-free dissemination of radio-specific settings to the Glocom radio systems. Cloning makes it easier to replace a system with another system of the same type such as when service and maintenance is required. The Glocom service and maintenance tool is also used to load the radio software.

Powerful built-in test (BIT)

In addition to the normal power-up BIT(PBIT) and continuous BIT (CBIT), the Glocom radio also features an initiated BIT (IBIT) for checking the receive and transmit functions of the system. The transmitter and receiver are tested simultaneously by means of an internal loopback that routes the transmitter signal directly back to the receiver. The radio then analyzes the signal in the receive side and documents any deviations. The IBIT can be carried out after expanding and reconfiguring the radio, following a software download or also in regular cycles, all without external test equipment.

Automatic adaptation to ambient conditions

When ambient conditions such as temperature, supply voltage or VSWR are outside the permissible range, the transmitter will decrease its own power stepwise in order to maintain operation as long as possible. If ambient conditions return to normal, the transmitter will revert to normal condition without requiring any manual intervention. The user is notified of this status via a message. The radio monitored by means of temperature sensors. Cooling levels are automatically adapted to the ambient conditions.

Rugged design, suitable even for difficult environmental conditions - high reliability

The Glocom radios feature a robust design and high quality components. The result is high MTBF. The radios are tested in accordance with various military and civil standard such as MIL-STD-461 and MIL -STD-810.

To Prevent damage, the devices automatically continue to operate at reduced power if overheating occurs. When the temperature normalizes, the device automatically returns to the original power level without manual intervention.

The military aviation sector demands a high level of device reliability, particularly in extreme environmental conditions. Whether they are exposed to high g-force in jet aircraft or to heavy vibrations in helicopters and transport aircraft, Glocom radios were designed for such operating environments. This is a key reason why the Glocom radios are deployed by air force, army and navy units around the world.

The MTBF achieved in practice is more than 50,000 operating hours.

Radio integrated testing equipment

Obsolescence-proof investment

Software can be adapted to changing standards without hardware modifications

All software components and updates can be loaded in the radio by an authorized service engineer using programming cable and software. Modifications can be made or functionalities can be added without having to change the hardware. The current software status can be queried via programming kit.

State-of-the-art technology ensures long product life

The Glocom radio family features a modular design and is manufactured with SMD technology. The high quality and workmanship of the components that are used ensure a high MTBF and in general a long product life cycle. This minimizes the impact of discontinued components, reduces stock keeping and streamlines logistics.

The multiband, multimode and multirole capabilities of Glocom radio provide the flexibility to deploy the device in various frequency ranges with different waveforms, as well as in a multitude of scenarios and missions. Instead of multiple radios to support different applications, only one device required. Logistics and training effort is significantly reduced as a result.

GS-2300-01 Stationary System

GS-2300-01 Stationary System supports ATC solutions for military and civil ATC applications. It can be a ground command and control center for air-force. All realtime target information, radio information can be concentrated into GS-2300-01, so the commander can make a decision in real-time. It supports battlefield management functions like situation awareness, military operation planning, simulating, distributing, review etc...

Ordering Information

No DESCRIPTION MODEL BRAND UNIT QTY
1HF Radio System, 1.6~30MHz, 20WGR-150GlocomSet1
2HF 100W RF Amplifier, 1.6~30MHz, 100WGR-151CGlocomSet1
3HF 100W Automatic Tuning Unit, 100WGR-102CGlocomSet1
4VHF/UHF Radio System, 30-512MHz, 10WGR-310GlocomSet1
5UHF Data Radio System, 430-480MHz, 20WGR-400GlocomSet2
6High Capacity Data Radio (HCDR), 225-450MHz, 20WGR-8520GlocomSet1
7RS232 to Ethernet converter unitGE-402GlocomSet3
8Server system(File server, database server, app server)BrandedSet1
9Tactical computer (windows, android)BrandedSet4
1024 port Switching hubGE-100GlocomSet1

GS-2300-02 Mobile System

GS-2300-02 Mobile System supports ATC solutions for military and civil ATC applications. It can be a mobile command and control center for air-force. All real-time target information, radio information can be concentrated into GS-2300-02, so the commander can make a decision in real-time. It supports battlefield management functions like situation awareness, military operation planning, simulating, distributing, review etc...

Ordering Information

No DESCRIPTION MODEL BRAND UNIT QTY
1HF Radio System, 1.6~30MHz, 20WGR-150GlocomSet1
2HF 100W RF Amplifier, 1.6~30MHz, 100WGR-151CGlocomSet1
3HF 100W Automatic Tuning Unit, 100WGR-102CGlocomSet1
4VHF/UHF Radio System, 30-512MHz, 10WGR-310GlocomSet1
5UHF Data Radio System, 430-480MHz, 20WGR-400GlocomSet2
6High Capacity Data Radio (HCDR), 225-450MHz, 20WGR-8520GlocomSet1
7RS232 to Ethernet converter unitGE-402GlocomSet4
8Server system(File server, database server, app server)BrandedSet1
9Tactical computer (windows, android)BrandedSet4
1024 port Switching hubGE-100GlocomSet1

GS-2300-03 Airborne System

Ordering Information

No DESCRIPTION MODEL BRAND UNIT QTY
1VHF/UHF EMP radio, 30-512MHz, 10WGR-310RGlocomSet1
2UHF EMP data radio, 430-480MHz, 20WGR-400GlocomSet1
3Cockpit remote unit for GR-310RGR-313GlocomSet1
4Tactical tablet for AndroidGS-390-AndroidGlocomSet1
5VHF/UHF fuselage antenna for GR-310L/RGA-310-AT-08GlocomSet1
6VHF/UHF fuselage antenna for GR-400GA-411BGlocomSet1
7GPS fuselage antenna for GR-310L/R & GR-400GA-50-AirGlocomSet1
8Wireless LAN Access PointGA-50-AirBrandedSet1
9DC-DC Converter for GR-4310L/R & GR-400GA-42AGlocomSet1
10Clone CableGA-21GlocomSet1

GS-2300 System Configuration

ECCM, High Survival, IP Network