Number of AMF JTRS engineering development models increased

  • 28-Feb-2010 02:26 EST
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The U.S. Air Force AC-130U (shown) will be among the first airborne platforms to receive the Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System. Other platforms slated for early integration include the Air Force C-130 AMP and the Army AH-64D Apache, CH-47F Chinook, and UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters.

The Lockheed Martin-led team made up of General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and BAE Systems developing the Airborne, Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) has received a contract option to increase the number of engineering development models (EDM) by 60%. By exercising this contract option, Small Airborne EDMs can be delivered concurrently to the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and AMF JTRS System Integration Labs. AMF JTRS will provide joint forces with real-time, non-line-of-sight tactical voice, video, and data communications. The network will be developed in two form factors: AMF-Small Airborne and AMF-Maritime/Fixed Station. Under this contract option, the team will provide additional EDMs of the AMF-Small Airborne form factor (to include radios and ancillaries) that will be used to test the AMF capability for platform specific missions.

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