MESA, Ariz. Jan. 25, 2011
AMF JTRS will be a secure (NSA Type 1), software-programmable, multi-band/multi-mode, mobile ad-hoc network that will give joint U.S. forces simultaneous voice, data, and video communications. With its ability to reprogram and configure communications through a software-centric architecture, AMF provides an affordable forward and backwards compatible solution for the DoD.
The Apache flight is part of an incremental approach that complements on-going lab-based testing to validate AMF JTRS hardware and software capability in an operationally-relevant environment. Lockheed Martin’s AMF JTRS team plans to perform an extensive "live fly" exercise with multiple aircraft and ground nodes in 2011. The Lockheed Martin AMF JTRS team includes BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.
AMF JTRS will be integrated into airborne, shipboard, and fixed-station platforms. The radio network includes multiple configurations providing two-channel Small Airborne Joint Tactical Radio (for airborne) and four-channel Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio (for shipboard and fixed-station platforms). Over the program’s lifetime, an expected 28 waveforms (new and legacy) will be incorporated into the AMF JTRS network.
Bethesda, Md. $44.0 billion
SOURCE Lockheed Martin