Lockheed Martin has delivered the first secure airborne, maritime / fixed station joint tactical radio system (AMF JTRS) to the US Army AH-64D Apache avionics integration lab.

The Apache avionics integration lab will use the EDM unit for software integration and testing for incorporation into the AH-64D block III upgrade.

The delivery includes the engineering development model (EDM) of the joint tactical radio-small airborne, two-channel radios running the link-16 waveform and a 200w link-16 power amplifier.

AMF JTRS is designed to allow seamless sharing of secure (NSA type 1) voice, data and video communications in real time and enhanced situational awareness of the combat environment to the warfighter.

Lockheed IS&GS-Defense Joint Tactical Network Solutions vice-president Mark Norris said, “AMF JTRS will provide net-enabled communications that are secure, move more information faster, are easy to use and maintain, and interoperate with new joint tactical radio systems as well as older legacy radios.”

The AMF JTRS team includes BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.