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Telephonics COSA ICS

Telephonics’ COSA Intercommunications System (ICS), developed and deployed on the C-17A Globemaster, is a highly integrated radio management system that provides full ICS capability as well as radio suite management in one system.

The Telephonics Advantage

    • Provides 8 user and 40 radio interfaces as well as both MIL-STD-1553 remote terminal and bus controller capabilities, Automatic Gain Control (AGC)/Voice Operated Transmission (VOX), Central Aural Warning System (CAWS) and extensive backup/redundant capabilities
    • Built on a Versa Module Europa (VME) bus architecture

Additional Benefits

    • Crew access panels include a multi-button display unit, providing full radio situational awareness
    • COSA supports the addition of Telephonics’ VME-based Virtual Network Interface Card (VNIC) to support added functionality
    • Radio/navigation control unit containing a 4x5 in., programmable LCD display interfaced directly to the Communications Control Unit (CCU)