Northrop Grumman, ITT eye US Army contract
Northrop Grumman Corporation and ITT Exelis have announced that they will team to compete for the US Army's new vehicle-mounted, software-defined radio. If selected, the team will provide the Northrop Grumman Freedom 350 multifunction radio system.
The US Army issued a draft request for proposal on Nov. 4, for the Mid-Tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR), which will replace the cancelled Joint Tactical Radio System.
The team will be led by Northrop Grumman and Exelis will support radio development, manufacturing, vehicle installation and integration, and logistical support services.
According to the company, the Northrop Grumman-Exelis radio system will provide mobile Internet-like voice, data and video capabilities, connecting warfighters in on-the-move tactical platforms with each other and back to command centres. It is interoperable with other radios and uses multiple waveforms, including the Soldier Radio Waveform and Wideband Networking Waveform.
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