Codan's Sentry-V 6150 radio provides commanders and operators with a feature rich secure voice and messaging platform that includes using AES‌ in legacy analogue networks whilst maintaining digital features.

Available in handheld, man-portable, base and mobile configurations, Codan’s Sentry-V 6150 military band VHF radio provides a rugged solution for users who require communications with a tactical edge: designed and tested to all the environments faced on the modern day battlefield, offering users the ability to pass critical information across the area of operation in real time. The 6150 increases operational efficiency and awareness over VHF radio networks between forward deployed elements and operational command centers for those in the immediate area and back to command elements.

The Sentry-V 6150 is integrated with either AES-128 or AES-256 encryption in addition to analogue and digital scramblers. Encryption key allocation provides network security levels within the formation and improved protection complimenting the entire network.

Sentry V 6150

Radio Programming and Management

Frequency, transmission type and output power can be preset for each of the 10 network allocations. Programming the 6150 can be performed:

• Directly from the radio user interface

• Through the programming software

• Cloning directly from radio to radio

• Using a Fill Gun

Complimented by emergency zeroise function the radio can be quickly erased in the field by an operator, adding an extra layer of protection to network security.

Secure communications

The 6150 family is integrated with either AES-128 or AES-256 encryption in addition to analogue and digital scramblers. Encryption key allocation provides network security levels within the formation and improved protection complimenting the entire network.

Selective Call Systems

The 6150 radio provides selective call capability between individual users or between groups of users. Up to 81 individual IDs are available with the ability to also create IDs for up to 9 groups, each with up to 9 members each.

Key Features

Feature-rich, secure and supportive of legacy analogue systems, the Sentry-V 6150 is mission-ready.

Rugged

Designed to IP67 for water ingress and MIL-STD-810F, withstanding the toughest environments, operating in temperatures from -30°C to +60°C.

Ease of Use

Simple operation with most functions accessed from two rotary controls. Ensures ease of operation and minimal training required.

Frequency Hopping

Frequency Hopping capability helps prevent third party monitoring of communications. Also provides a high level of communications security.

Encryption

Data encryption using AES-256 bit encryption and designed to support customer defined third party email encryption software for full end-to-end email encryption.

Specifications

  • General
  • Features & Options
  • Mechanical
  • Environmental
  • Frequency range 30 – 87.975 MHz
  • Channels Up to 2320 entries
  • Programmable channels 10
  • Channel spacing 25 KHz
  • Data transmission rates 1.2 / 2.4 / 9.6 / 12.0 / 19.2 / 24 kbp/s
  • Operating modes Simplex, two-frequency simplex
  • Power supply 7.2 V (HH), 12 V (MP), 12 / 24 V (BM)
  • Interoperability According to STANAG 4204
  • Battery Life (1:1:8 and 1W RF) >10 hours for NiMH battery
    >24 hours for Li-Ion battery
  • Encryption AES 256
  • Modes F3E, F1D, F2D, F1E, F2E
  • Output power Max 5 W (HH), 20 W (MP), 20/50 W (BM)
  • Frequency stability ± 5 ppm
  • Nominal antenna impedance 50 Ω
  • Sensitivity F3E: ≤ 0.5 μV (SINAD 12 dB)
    F1D: ≤ 0.7 μV (up to 9.6 kb/s)
    ≤ 2.0 μV (over 9.6 kb/s)
  • Audio output power int. 400 mW/160 Ω
    ext. 200 mW/8 Ω
  • Audio bandwidth 400 to 2500 Hz
  • Audio distortion ≤ 7%
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) 212 mm x 91/76 mm x 43 mm (HH)
  • Weight (with battery) 940 g
  • Temperature range Operational: -32°C to +50°C
    Extreme: -40°C to +71°C
  • Immersion-proof 1 m / 2 hours
  • Military standards MIL STD 810F, NO-58-A213

Values noted are typical. Equipment descriptions and specifications subject to change without notice or obligation.

FAQs

What are the power requirements for your radios?

The majority of Codan radios are designed for 12 V DC nominal operation, with relatively low power consumption. This allows direct operation from vehicular, storage battery or solar sources. We also supply adaptors and mains power supplies allowing operation from wide-range DC inputs, or universal (100-240 V AC nominal) mains. Our high power amplifiers require mains power to operate.

Do your products work in a tropical climate?

Codan Communications has an unsurpassed reputation for reliable operation across the globe, including many systems operating in equatorial regions with very high humidity. Codan radios are built tough, the majority withstanding operating temperatures of -30°C to +60°C and adhering to the MIL-STD-810 family environmental standard for dust, shock and vibration. Our products are typically meet full specification in up to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing).

I would like to purchase a Codan Radio System. How do I go about this?

Contact sales at Codan Communications directly via sales enquiry, email or phone as per the details on our contact webpage. You can also request a quote via this form.

For an LMR System, we typically require the following information in order to quote:

  • Frequency band (VHF, UHF, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 900 MHz, AM, etc.)
  • RF power output (8 Watts, 30 Watts, 100 Watts, 250 Watts, etc.)
  • Frequencies and Bandwidth (Optional for Quote, Required for Order)
  • Tone Signalling (CTCSS, DTMF, DCS)
  • Cabinets or Racks
  • Duplexers or Relays
  • Detailed Configurations

For an HF System, we typically require the following information in order to quote:

  • System type (Base, Mobile/Vehicular, Portable/Manpack)
  • Type of transceiver required
  • Power source (mains, battery, solar)
  • Brief outline of capabilities required
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