All fifty of the initial JTRS
GMR Pre-EDM systems ordered by FCS have now been delivered on or ahead of schedule.
The goal of the JTRS
program is to provide the military with software- programmable radios for voice, data and video communications that address current interoperability between allied forces, as well as bandwidth challenges.
The MIDS JTRS
is a networked communications system providing a single chassis, multiple-channel radio that significantly reduces the number of different and unique radios needed on the battlefield.
To realize this vision, the JTRS
program incubated the technologies, concepts and processes that would implement and sustain this business model because industry would not venture into this ambitious new world on its own.
HMS program has provided the DoD with an operationally tested two-channel manpack that can readily incorporate new waveforms.
We conducted this interoperability demonstration to underscore the critical role that AMF JTRS
will play in allowing Joint Forces to communicate," said Mark Norris, Vice President for Joint Tactical Network Solutions with Lockheed Martin's IS&GS-Defense.
products, every warfighter is connected to every other warfighter.
program officials said that current radios cannot deliver the high bandwidth that deployed forces need and cannot run the required software applications.
In 2002, when JTRS
first began system development, DOD planned to invest close to $3 billion in JTRS
over fiscal years 2003-2007.
extends net-centric warfare beyond the command center so this system is crucial to support information sharing and combat readiness, a must for today's warfighters.
Wynne, who sits on the board of directors for the JTRS
program, received updates on the accomplishments, goals, and challenges facing JTRS
Another significant feature is the ability of JTRS
radios to "port" and operate various waveforms.