Lockheed Demonstrates Small Airborne Radio to US Army

15 August 2010 (Last Updated August 15th, 2010 18:30)

Lockheed's airborne and maritime / fixed station joint tactical radio system (AMF JTRS) has been successfully demonstarted during a US Army exercise held at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The radio system, installed on a UH-1 helicopter, transmitted data and live streaming vi

Lockheed's airborne and maritime / fixed station joint tactical radio system (AMF JTRS) has been successfully demonstarted during a US Army exercise held at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

The radio system, installed on a UH-1 helicopter, transmitted data and live streaming video over an internet protocol-enabled wideband networking waveform (WNW) between multiple air and ground nodes.

The demonstration also confirmed the AMF JTRS hardware and software capability in an operationally relevant environment.

AMF JTRS open architecture of software-defined radio waveform technology provides interoperability by connecting more than 100 US Navy, Army and Air Force platforms.

AMF JTRS will interface with legacy radios, waveforms and systems, and plans to incorporate about 28 waveforms into the system.

The company has plans to expand the demonstration by conducting another live fly exercise by the end of 2010.

Lockheed Martin has teamed with BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon on the AMF JTRS programme.