The Navy says the JTRS program will be a family of software-defined radios that operate as nodes in an interoperable, mobile ad-hoc network.
The program’s goal is to allow multiple radio types — handheld, airborne, maritime and ground-mobile — to connect and communicate.
JTRS connects soldiers in the battlefield to the Global Information Grid.
Ken Peterman, president of Exelis’ communications and force protection systems business area, said the JTRS business model uses a radio-agnostic approach for waveform development.
The U.K. will receive SR-M radios for Bowman waveform trials and assessments.