AMF JTRS  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: USD$2.0 billion
Also Known As: Airborne, Maritime and Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System and JTRS NED
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin*, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: AMF JTRS
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2012
Total Production: ?
Development Cost: USD$2.0 billion
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Description: The Airborne, Maritime and Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) is a component of military Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program intended to rapidly and seamlessly connect surface and airborne platforms during military operations. AMF JTRS creates an integrated IP-based network linking aircraft, ships and ground stations which enables those to effectively cooperate during a military operation. Typically, AMF JTRS would be used to detect, identify and engage a time-sensitive target.

AMF JTRS will be software defined, multi-function radio suites to meet the requirements of the US Air Force, US Army, US Navy and US Marine Corps as well as the Homeland Security Department. Software defined radios are handy because the software flexibility allows to meet different roles using the same hardware. Moreover, this new radio system will be a key enabler of network centric operations delivering highly secure, high performance communications. Another highlight of AMF JTRS is its interoperability with existing voice and data circuits as well as civilian communication systems used during disaster relief operations.

During 2005 prototypes of two industry teams were demonstrating the key capabilities of the AMF JTRS radio system such as the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW). The US government is expected to issue a system design and development contract in 2006. Finally, a Lockheed Martin-led team was awarded an initial $766 million System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract on March 29, 2008. AMF JTRS will be installed onto more than 160 varied platforms.

AMF JTRS News

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28 Mar 2008 and 28 Apr 2017
Friday, April 28, 2017FMS: New Zealand Wants Four P-8A Poseidon Maritime Aircraft
Wednesday, August 13, 2014Two PRC-154A Rifleman Radio Talk-groups Separated by 2,000 Miles Use PRC-155 Manpack Radios to Connect via MUOS Satellites
Sunday, July 13, 2014US Army Airborne Radio Upgrade Allows More Data Sharing for Thousands of Chinooks, Apaches, Black Hawks
Thursday, April 19, 2012MAINGATE Wideband Networking Waveform accepted into Pentagon's Joint Tactical Radio System Library
Wednesday, August 24, 2011AMF JTRS Team Delivers Joint Tactical Radio to AFRL For C-130J And C-5 Integration Risk Reduction
Tuesday, January 25, 2011AMF JTRS Joint Tactical Radio Demonstrated Onboard AH-64D Apache Helicopter
Tuesday, July 1, 2008Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for the AMF Station Joint Tactical Radio System Program
Thursday, April 17, 2008General Dynamics Awarded Contract for JTRS Capabilities and Information Assurance Services
Saturday, March 29, 2008Lockheed Martin Team Awarded AMF JTRS Contract
Friday, March 28, 2008US Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin AMF JTRS Contract

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