ARA-243 Series

ARA-243 Series

  • Directors/Gain Extenders provide an additional 2.0 dBic of gain
  • Deployment Time: < 30 seconds
  • Weight: 0.95 lb (6.5 lb with hard case)
  • Available in Black (Default), Tan, or Green Finishes
  • Available with multiple grip and mounting configurations
  • Compact size – fits in breast pocket
  • Submersible
  • Made in the USA


The ARA-243 series are the smallest, sturdiest, lightest, most powerful, and rugged handheld Ultra High Frequency (UHF) SATCOM antennas available to the warfighter today. ARA developed the best miniature tactile satellite (TACSAT) antenna to satisfy the needs and requirements of the Special Operations Force (SOF) communicators of the Army Special Forces.

The ARA-243 incorporates a quick detachable connect system that allows operators to easily attach a selection of interchangeable accessories like folding grips, tripods, ground spikes, and magnetic mounts. The main body is built to IP68 specifications and has a unique design that eliminates binding, reduces internal wiring, and prevents accidentalopening. ARA-243 is used with the PRC-117F, PRC-117G, PSC5D, MBITR, JEM, MBITR2, PRC-152A, and any radio capable of UHF SATCOM.

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