The L3Harris CMDL 2e is a secure, rugged, low-cost, low-SWaP, software-programmable modem product for use in size constrained military or commercial platforms as a video encoder/decoder, networked payload controller, or vehicle command and control data link. The CMDL 2e includes all modem functions and connects to a broad line of Radio Frequency Electronics (RFE) front ends, RF power amplifiers including the popular multiband 20W GaN SSPA, and antennas. CMDL 2e offers KIV 700a Type 1 and AES encryption support and high-definition video1 encoding capability. It is intended for use on group 3 UAVs, targeting pods and smaller manned aircraft.
CMDL 2e is a member of the L3Harris small form-factor product family, which is based on a common product architecture. This architecture commonality assures complete interoperability between CMDL/CMDL 2 users and other L3Harris radio variants. Additional CMDL 2e enhancements include moving all SSPA I/O to the front panel 15-pin Micro-D connector, changing video ports to more robust HD-BNC connectors and a smaller mounting footprint.2
1. To be included in future software release
2. New mounting footprint is compatible with legacy CMDL implementations