US Navy to receive JTT-rs with security enhancements
Raytheon has announced that it will provide the US Navy with Joint Tactical Terminal Senior (JTT-Sr) radios that are compatible with the new Common Interactive Broadcast (CIB) waveform and contain the latest security, hardware and software enhancements. The $8.7 million award is a modification to a previously awarded production contract.
The JTT-Sr is the flagship of a long legacy of intelligence dissemination terminals that Raytheon has provided to the military for more than 25 years. The company recently completed upgrades to the JTT-Sr required to meet new security requirements and incorporate the next generation communication waveform.
The radios receive and broadcast near real-time threat data from a variety of national and tactical sensors to joint service host platforms. The information, disseminated over Integrated Broadcast Service (IBS) networks, provides surveillance reports and tracking in support of theatre-based tactical situational awareness needs. The radios also provide critical ballistic missile defence support for cuing target acquisition systems and broadcasting missile detection warnings.
Tom Shepherd, senior programme manager for Tactical Communication Systems at Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business, said of the award: ‘The Raytheon JTT-Sr provides full compatibility with all legacy IBS tactical networks as well as the new CIB waveform. The recent full certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command and security endorsement by the National Security Agency (NSA) make it the first terminal certified in support of the planned upgrades to IBS.’
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